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.
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 travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itinerary featuring Oregon
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Oregon, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Oregon
Places & hotels on the map
Places in and around Oregon
- Bend (Sisters) Oregon
- Cannon Beach Oregon
- Crater Lake National Park Oregon
- Newport, Oregon Oregon
- Portland Oregon
- Mount St. Helens 180 miles away
- Mount Rainier National Park 218 miles away
- Crescent City 231 miles away
- Washington State 253 miles away
- Trinidad 262 miles away
- Seattle 273 miles away
- Eureka 277 miles away
- Quinault 295 miles away
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.
Although a B&B since 1996, the original lodge dates back to the 1940s and many of the original features are still visible.
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,
This contemporary hotel blends striking décor and bold colors throughout the vast atrium lobby where the Urban Farmer restaurant offers a modern steakhouse menu amidst a sea of wheatgrass.
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.
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.
Perched on the edge of the caldera (a cauldron-like volcanic feature), the hotel features 71 traditionally appointed guest rooms.
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.