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Traveling in Oregon

Updated on March 14, 2013

Some of the best places to go.

We have many sights to bring people from faraway places. We have our beautiful coast and the beautiful snowcapped mountains. But which way would you like to go? Going west we have the green hills. Nothing like seeing the huge oak trees that surround the highway as we drive to the coast one of the most fascinating is Astoria, Oregon. This also has been in movies such as the Goonies and Kindergarten Cop and Gremlins.

Other movies that have been made here are One Flew over the Coo Cooâs Nest was made in Salem, Oregon. There are also some others that have been made here also; one of the most recent ones I can think of is AI - Artificial Intelligence. There have been other movies made here too and you can find more information on them on the which stands for Internet Movie Data. Now if we head to the mountains such as Timberline Lodge you will notice parts of "The Shining" and the famous saying of "here's Johnny" by Jack Nicholson. Many places here in Oregon were used in movies. We have the beautiful lighthouses at the coast that you can still go and walk through.

We have the undersea gardens; Ripleyâs believe it or not Wax Museum all located at in Newport, Oregon. Not to mention that we have the casino in Lincoln City, Oregon. And I believe that we have a few other casinoâs here in Oregon as well.

Go west young man!

I can't say that I remember where I heard the quote before, but it seemed appropriate here.

Traveling down the coastline.

how picturesque

With all the Lighthouses still standing on the Oregon Coast, it makes for a beautiful day trip to drive down the coast. Starting from Astoria and ending in Brooking near the California Boarders. The drive is very relaxing and this is a great way to see the sea.

I use to drive up the coastline from Eugene going down West 11th to the roaring ocean. It was a very peaceful drive and then I would stop in Waldport, Newport, Lincoln City and then sometimes when I had nothing better to do I would go to Tillamook and on up to Astoria.

When my children were younger we would make a weekend out of it and go to Seaside I absolutely love the coast, although you can't swim in the water due to how cold the temperatures are here it sure is beautiful to watch the tide come in and the white caps hit the coast line.

Heading North to Alaska!

Sorry folks I here these songs in my head and then on the air waves and they just kinda fit in here,



Stuff to read about Oregon. - Oregonians, what makes them Oregoniians?

Oregonians are a rare breed, I should know, I have one that was born here.

Going South to the Border!

It's a border run!

Eugene and Down to the Border.

Things to do.

And of course we have the casinos here in Oregon. Those are lots of fun too! Are you feeling lucky, then come on let's go. Don't be shocked when you see a bicycle on the highway here, it is legal here and lots of people do ride bikes.

There is white water rapids you can do and if fishing is more along the lines, Crater Lake is beautiful. But you will just have to come on over and see for yourself. i personally don't go south to often with my mobilization problems, but if i could I would see you there.

Heading East.

Don't forget to stop midway in Bend. The Inn at The Seventh Mountain! Very nice place when we stayed there.

Don't forget Central Oregon.

No matter which way you head.

As you head east maybe to retrace the Pioneers that came out with Lewis and Clark on the Oregon Trail. You have the Multnomah Falls along I 84. They are beautiful to see and there is usually parking that is right off the highway. Be very careful though many people have been hurt there at different times of the year.

Then you have the snow covered caps of the mountains. Starting in Mount Hood, where the air is clean and the teenagers are racing down the slopes on their snowboards. Or maybe ice skating in Bend near the Inn at the Seventh Mountain. We stayed there on our honeymoon. Horse back riding and hay rides to go on. Very nice to go and visit.

Then back to the trails where we land in Pendleton, home of the Round Up. Every year I say I will go again, and it just seems that I miss the excitement by a weekend or a day. But I went once and I will go again. Hope to see you there.

Leave me a message about your travels. Have you been to the places that I have mentioned. Or maybe you have other insightful information to share.

Comments Welcome! - Hope to see you in Oregon!

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    • takkhisa profile image


      5 years ago

      I have never been to Oregon but i know there are many East Asian people live there. I would like to visit Oregon someday, it seems to me a nice state where i can discover a lot of things :)

    • Catherine Frias 9 profile imageAUTHOR

      Catherine Frias 

      5 years ago from Salem, Oregon

      @GardenerDon: Yes our coastline is very beautiful. Thank you for your comment.

    • GardenerDon profile image

      Gardener Don 

      5 years ago

      I love the coast highway in your state.

    • artbyrodriguez profile image

      Beverly Rodriguez 

      5 years ago from Albany New York

      Really nice lens with interesting information. I like the personal spin. Nice work!

    • Blackspaniel1 profile image


      5 years ago

      A beautiful state


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