Oregon is a state of diversity and beauty. From the towering Cascade Mountains to the Coast Range and on to the Pacific Northwest, the state is shrouded in lush green forests.
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Central Oregon is home to the rugged high desert and the eastern portion of the state boasts the Snake River and Strawberry Mountains. To the north, the mighty Columbia forms the border between Oregon and Washington before it empties into the ocean.
Finding a bed and breakfast in Oregon isn’t hard, you can stay in the thriving metropolis of Portland with views of Mt. Hood or opt to pick an ocean view with a B&B in Cannon Beach or Lincoln City. For a unique twist, pick an Oregon bed and breakfast in wine country within the Willamette Valley.
The weather of Oregon varies dramatically from lush rainforests, high desert conditions, snow-shrouded mountains, and coastal breezy conditions. In Portland, the temperature rarely dips below 28 degrees Fahrenheit and in the summer it hovers at around a mild 75 degrees F. However, in Bend and Redmond, Oregon which is in the middle of the state, the weather can plummet below 0 during the winter and push 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months.
Oregon is home to a wide array of microbreweries and has developed a name for itself as a hub for craft beer. In addition, the Willamette Valley is known for its outstanding wine. Along the Oregon Coast, you’ll want to dine at one of the seafood establishments where you can enjoy fresh Pacific Ocean choices. Salmon is a favorite in Oregon, too. The state is also known for its production of hazelnuts, mushrooms, and juicy marionberries.
Oregon beckoned settlers from the east coast with its promise of fertile lands. Wagon trains gathered in Missouri to start the long trek along the Oregon trail so families could make their stake in the fertile land. Over 20 years, thousands traversed the Oregon Trail. The territory became part of the United States in 1846 and would go on to be a state in 1848. It would become the 33rd state in the Union. The capital of Oregon is Salem, but Portland leads as the biggest city in the region. Explore the Oregon Coast Aquarium in nearby Newport.
The beautiful byways of Oregon are excellent for biking. You can stay in Lincoln City or Cannon beach and then take a bike ride along Highway 101 for an unparalleled ocean view. Depoe Bay is another small town located on the Oregon Coast where you can pick oceanfront lodging. You can also book a ride on an ocean charter boat to look for whales or try your hand at sport fishing. Drive south to Florence where you can explore the Sea Lion Caves to catch a glimpse of sea lions up close in their wild environment.
If you want to sightsee around the Willamette Valley and visit a local winery in wine country then why not stay in Portland? Spend a few days in the city and visit the animals at the Oregon Zoo. Take a drive up to the Rose Garden which overlooks the city. You can also walk through the acres of lush garden at the Japanese Gardens. If you want to learn about the city’s history then visit the Pittock Mansion museum.
Oregon is stunningly beautiful with remarkably diverse landscapes. You’ll see towering mountains, high mountain lakes, the powerful Pacific Ocean, raging rivers, lush evergreen forests, and the stark beauty of the high desert. The natural features within the state’s border are truly phenomenal and a nature lover’s mecca. When touring the state, be sure to stop at Crater Lake National Park. For a peak in the area’s prehistoric age visit the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
Do you love the beach? Head for Cannon Beach or Lincoln City for the ocean view. You can take a stroll along the expanse of one of the many sandy beaches and look for seashells or take a tour of one of the area’s lighthouses. Take pictures of the lovely Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Go biking through Newport, Depoe Bay, or try the Otter Crest Loop. You’ll find many bike lanes with oceanfront views where you can pedal undisturbed.
When staying in Portland, you’ll want to venture out into the Willamette Valley to explore wine country. There are more than 100 miles of wineries throughout the region so be sure to plan a full day for the adventure.
Are you planning a romantic getaway with your loved one? Why not book a room in Seaside. You can pick oceanfront lodging that affords a breathtaking ocean view. Maybe a bed and breakfast in Oregon’s wine country would be an ideal getaway. You can bike the backroads while you enjoy the stunning rolling hills and snow-capped mountain views in the distance.
When booking a guest room at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast be sure to think of your required amenities. Do you want accessibility to the ocean? Are private baths, a jacuzzi, or a jetted tub important? Do you need Wi-Fi on your getaway? Most B&B’s have a dining room that serves either a full gourmet breakfast or at least continental fare.
Oregon is a big state so it’s a necessity that you rent a car if you want to venture outside of the Portland metro area. Within Portland, you can rely on MAX for quick inner-city transport. When you fly into Portland, you can usually make use of free airport transfers to your lodging. However, the rest of the state is going to require a vehicle. At many bed and breakfasts, you can rent bicycles that let you pedal around the countryside and leave your car parked. Some establishments are also within walking distance of downtown.
In Oregon, you can opt to stay in a lovely Victorian bed and breakfast in Oregon’s Seaside. If you want to stay. One thing about the state is that it welcomes four-legged furry friends so you are traveling with your pet then you won’t’ have any trouble finding a pet-friendly bed and breakfast in Oregon. You can also stay at a mountain retreat in the heart of towering evergreens, rhododendrons, and manzanita.
You’ll find a log cabin style bed and breakfast in Ashland or Jacksonville Oregon. You can even raft the Rogue River while staying at a Southern Oregon vacation rental.
Pick lodging along the mighty Columbia River and then explore the region's many waterfalls.
If you want to stay in the Willamette Valley then many bed and breakfasts in Oregon wine country let you spend the night in luxury. Why not pick an Oregon bed and breakfast with a jacuzzi to relax in after biking the backroads or touring the vineyards?