Oregon is not an unexplored backyard habitat. It’s a beautiful and scenic state that preserves its natural wonders well and sustains these through the legislation of environmentally sound policies. It is rich with history of the past for a young territory and yet so forward thinking when it comes to caring for the riches that nature offers. So what can we do in Oregon when we visit this state?
The dead giveaways are the outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, camping, canoeing, rafting, skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating, kite flying, golfing, sandboarding, fishing and driving through scenic byways. There is much more to do here and it’s not just a place for outdoor enthusiasts.
For the connoisseurs, there are a lot of wineries and breweries to choose from when you want to sample the finest wines and the best beers. There are plenty of vineyards that grow many grape varieties. It just so happens that this state is blessed with the conditions that are good for growing many varieties of grapes and the local vintners have years of experience in winemaking.
For shoppers, Oregon might not sound like a shopping capital yet but it certainly is heaven for shoppers because everything is on discount all year round. Why is that? There is no sales tax on anything. That’s five to ten percent discount right there. There are many artists and artisans in Oregon who sell original work. There are plenty of outlet malls as well that carry famous brands like Levis, Nike, Puma, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. Imagine shopping for branded items on discount any time of the year. There are plenty of boutiques as well and art galleries that show off the creativity of local artists. Some of these artists have actually migrated to Oregon because of its awe inspiring beauty. Along with these boutiques are the bohemian cafes and pubs. Do check out the pubs that the McKenamin brothers set up. These used to be old school buildings, old farms, old railroad stations and the like. They’re really quite interesting.
What would be the best glimpse of one’s culture than a tour through the art scene in Oregon. There are plenty of art galleries from Pearl District to Cannon Beach. There are also wine tasting events here. Are you feeling the finer things in life yet? Oregon is the place to visit when you want to try the wild and the cultured.