Oregon is an incredibly beautiful state with so many different things to do! Click on any of the pictures or titles below to read more about each location.
Portland is a great city with plenty of hipster vibe. Spend an afternoon exploring Powell’s Books, the International Rose Test Garden, Voodoo Doughnuts, and more! Check out this post to read about the can’t-miss stops on your trip to Portland.
The Columbia River Highway is an incredibly beautiful drive with breathtaking views. Stop and view Multnomah Falls right by the side of the road, or spend a few hours hiking around to Fairy Falls, Wahkeena Falls, and Oneonta Gorge. This posts tells you all about the trails and where to see the best waterfalls.
Hood River is the perfect town to visit after your drive along the Columbia River Gorge. Filled with wineries, breweries, great restaurants, and incredible views of Mount Adams and Mount Hood.
Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood is another great stop on your Oregon Tour. Learn all about this historic lodge built as a ski resort in 1936. Ride the “Magic Mile” ski lift up to 7000 feet for some incredible views!
For the best views of Mount Hood, make sure you stop at Trillium Lake. There’s a 2-mile loop hiking trail around the lake with plenty of spots to stop and take photos like this one. Camp overnight for incredible morning views like this one!
Bend, Oregon is the perfect place to stop between Mount Hood and Crater Lake. Two hours from both, it’s a cute town full of amazing breweries like Deschutes!
Crater Lake is an absolute must for your trip to Oregon! You’ll never see anything like the perfectly blue water here. Drive the 33 mile Rim Drive around the lake and stop at the overlooks to take in the views. Many hiking trails along the rim as well. Hike down to Cleetwood Cove to see the lake up close!
For a unique experience at Crater Lake, reserve a spot on one of their boat tours around the lake. A few will take you out to Wizard Island, the volcano in the middle of the lake, and give you a few hours to explore – hike to the top of the volcano, go swim in Fumarole Bay, or both! This was the highlight of our trip and I can’t recommend it enough!
There are so many beautiful towns along the Oregon Coast! Take your time and spend a few days (or more!) driving between them, or make it a day trip up the coast like we did. Check out this post for the highlights, including Thor’s Well and Cannon Beach.
Cannon Beach is one of the more popular destinations on the Oregon Coast, thanks to Haystack Rock, the 235-foot rock that sits in the middle of its beach. The town is super cute and has tons of great coffee shops, restaurants, and stores, so make sure you stop here!
This incredible state park is just minutes up the road from Cannon Beach. Miles of hiking trails, beaches for surfing, and even a lighthouse to explore!