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Glacier-carved landscapes, thick evergreen forests and fossil-sprinkled deserts surround chic towns and untamed shoreline in this coastal state.

The coastal state of Oregon is made up of pockets of contrasting scenery. You can hike up volcanic depressions, clamber through forest-backed sand dunes, visit Mount Hood’s perennial snowfields or tour the rolling vineyards of Willamette Valley, all within its boundary.

From the shimmering Crater Lake and the Painted Hills, smeared in vibrant hues of red and yellow, to Cannon Beach’s poster child, Haystack Rock, our specialists have visited the region extensively. They can use their first-hand knowledge to meticulously design a trip that takes you to some of Oregon’s highlights and through its contrasting landscapes, adding in experiences based on your interests and tastes.

Strewn between the state’s mountain passes and dense forests are plenty of lively towns and cities. Spend some time soaking up Portland’s laid-back lifestyle and sampling dishes at its many food carts (the city was the first to introduce the concept). Or, stay in Bend to hop between its growing collection of microbreweries.

Along the state’s wild coastline, explore Florence’s wind-whipped sand dunes and unusual tree islands on a dune buggy ride, and taste Newport’s rich maritime heritage through its fresh seafood.

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Places to visit in Oregon

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Oregon, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring Oregon

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Oregon, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Oregon

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    Places in and around Oregon

    Accommodation choices for Oregon

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Oregon. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Atrium - The Nines

      The Nines Hotel

      First Class

      This contemporary hotel blends striking décor and bold colours throughout the vast atrium lobby where the Urban Farmer restaurant offers a modern steakhouse menu amidst a sea of wheatgrass.

    • Ocean Lodge, Cannon Beach

      Ocean Lodge

      First Class

      Just steps away from the iconic Haystack Rock in a privileged oceanfront setting at the south end of Cannon Beach, the Ocean Lodge is reminiscent of a 1940s-style vintage beach resort.

    • Tyee Lodge, Newport

      Tyee Lodge

      Simple

      Although a B&B since 1996, the original lodge dates back to the 1940s and many of the original features are still visible.

    • Historic Crater Lake Lodge

      Crater Lake Lodge

      Simple

      Perched on the edge of the caldera (a cauldron-like volcanic feature), the hotel features 71 traditionally appointed guest rooms.

    • Lonesome Duck, Crater Lake National Park

      Lonesome Duck

      Simple

      Set half an hour south of Crater Lake National Park, the Lonesome Duck offers character accommodation set in 200 acres of private land. The property is situated in the shadow of Crater Lake and borders the Williamson River to the west and north, both of which offer a bounty of fish and the bird life that preys on them.

    • Lobby at the Oxford Hotel, Bend

      The Oxford Hotel

      First Class

      Describing itself as an 'eco-chic boutique hotel', the Oxford offers a variety of accommodation, from city-facing rooms to suites overlooking the Cascade Mountains,

    • Brasada Ranch, Bend

      Brasada Ranch

      Deluxe

      Marked by ancient juniper trees, private lakes, indigo skies and unparalleled panoramic views, Brasada Ranch's 1800 acres are located just east of Bend. The property offers suites and cabins that blend seamlessly into the landscape, and combine rustic elegance with understated luxury.