Travel Destination & Tourist Attractions List in Oregon

Browse tourist attractions and travel destination list in Oregon : 43 cities enlisted.

Note: 43 cities above are not determine the city count in Oregon. The real count number probably more than we enlisted here.

Oregon Brief Info

Oregon is a state on the U.S. West Coast in the Pacific Northwest region. The Columbia River delineates much of the northern border between Oregon and Washington, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary with Idaho. The parallel 42 north delineates the California and Nevada southern borders.

Oregon's economy is largely influenced by various forms of agriculture, fishing, and hydroelectric power due to its diverse ecosystems and waterways. Oregon is also the contiguous United States ' largest timber producer, and timber industry dominated the economy of the state in the 20th century. Technology is another major economic force in Oregon, beginning in the 1970s with the Silicon Forest and Tektronix and Intel's expansion. Nike, Inc., a sportswear company based in Beaverton, is the largest public entity in the state with $30.6 billion in annual sales.

Tourism in the state is also a powerful industry. Much of this focuses on the natural features of the state; Oregon's mountains, trees, waterfalls, streams, beaches and lakes, including Crater Lake National Park, Multnomah Falls, the Painted Hills, the Deschutes River, and the National Monument and Preserve of Oregon Caves. Mount Hood and Mount Bachelor also draw tourists for ski and snow sports throughout the year.

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Zoo, the oldest zoo west of the Mississippi River, are located in Portland. Another popular draw in the region is the International Rose Test Garden. Numerous newspapers, including the U.S., have also called Portland the world's best street food city. News & Report of the World and CNN. There are many breweries in Oregon, and Portland has the largest number of breweries in any city in the world.

The coastal region of the state is also producing substantial tourism. The Oregon Coast Aquarium consists of 23 acres (9.3 ha) in Newport's Yaquina Bay, and Keiko the orca whale was also back. It was listed as one of North America's top ten aquariums. Fort Clatsop in Warrenton houses a 1805 Columbia River mouth recreation of Lewis and Clark's encampment. Florence's Sea Lion Caves are the largest collection of sea caves in the United States, which draw many tourists as well.

Because of its varied landscapes and its proximity to Hollywood (see List of films shot in Oregon), Oregon has also traditionally been a popular place for film shoots. Filmed in California, movies include: Animal House, Free Willy, The General, The Goonies, Kindergarten Cop, One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest, and Stand By Me. The creator of The Simpsons, Oregon native Matt Groening, has included several references from his home town of Portland in the TV series. In addition, numerous state-wide television shows like Portlandia, Grimm, Bates Motel, and Leverage have been shot. The Museum of Oregon Film is housed in Astoria's old Clatsop County Jail.

Read: Oregon Wikipedia Page

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