Oregon (United States): where, parks and cities to visit

Travel in the state of Oregon, information on land and climate, which are the major cities to visit.

Oregon Travel Guide

Oregon is a federal state, part of the US capital city greater Portland and Salem. Given the wide spread of beavers in the protected areas in this state is nicknamed Beaver State. As for neighboring states, we have north Washington, east Idaho, Nevada and southern California while the west is washed by the Pacific Ocean.

Wanting to distinguish the Oregon geographically we can define six: the mountain ranges of the Pacific coast, the Willamette Valley, the Cascade Range, the Klamath Mountains, the plateau of the Columbia River, the region of the Great Basin.

The highest mountain is Mount Hood with its 3,428 meters located at about eighty miles from Portland. The Crater Lake with its 592 meters is the deepest lake in the United States and is one of the protected areas to the Cascade-Siskiyou insiema National Monument and all ‘Oregon Caves National Monument, the paleontological site of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, volcanic area of ​​Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

The Mill Ends Park, which is famous for being the smallest park in the world, is located in Portland. The climate situation is affected in general the influence of the Pacific Ocean, giving this state a temperate climate with rainfall varying depending on the territorial areas.

The major cities of Oregon, listed by population are Salem, Portland, Eugene, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Bend, Medford, Springfield and Corvallis. The capital of Salem, the county seat of Marion, is located in the Willamette Valley, the area particularly fertile ground where, for this reason, it has developed to a large extent the agricultural sector.