Oregon has an impressive number of scenic choices for any visitor. In the time it takes to cross the state a traveler can take in ocean coastlines, forests, impressive mountain vistas and even the dust caked desert. The whole State of Oregon is a nature lovers wonderland. Oregon is not without a few beautiful city locations to visit during your travels as well. When you're planning a trip to Oregon the following are some excellent choices to add to your list. There are a few nice stops at this location that you can take in at Mount Hood and Columbia Gorge. If you love waterfalls the Multnomah Falls are only a short drive off 1-84, easy to get to and definitely worth the trip. The waterfall towers over 600 feet into the air and the base of the falls can be reached easily by taking a short five-minute mist-filled walk to the base of the falls. Hood River is a great staging point for any activities you want to do while in this part of Oregon. Hood River is in easy travel distance to both the Columbia River, and Hood River. Both rivers offer a plethora of water activities as well as hiking and biking trails, and a wide variety of restaurants, wineries, and breweries. Portland exudes the essence of what it is to live in Oregon. With a tremendous combination of museums, an exploding art scene, numerous outdoor activities and a rich historical center. There are plenty of tours that you can take to fully get the feel of Portland's rich history of brewing and roasting beers and coffees. No trip to Oregon is complete without spending at least one day taking in the beauty of the Pacific coastline. And if you only are wanting to spend a day at the beach then Ecola State Park is the perfect destination. The park has a lovely beach and if you don't fancy that you will want to spend your entire day in the sun, sand, and water there are plenty of Hiking trails to take in. If you want to take in a little sightseeing while you are here, you can travel the boardwalk and take in the sights. Often along the boardwalk you can see nesting birds and sea lions as well as the occasional eagle or deer.
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Proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre haven of tranquil beauty nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland, Oregon. Any time of year is a good time to visit the Portland Japanese Garden. Japanese gardens are created with imagination and designed to display nature’s beauty in all seasons. Spring is the time for fresh greenery and subtle blossoms. Cherry blossoms appear briefly in late February, while late spring flowers include azalea, camellia, and wisteria. Summer’s sunlit shades of green yield an unbroken, calming visual experience. The vibrant colors of fall make autumn a popular visiting time. Autumn is a celebration of nature’s gift of life in the past year, and a transition to the peacefulness of winter. Winter reveals the pure essence of the garden, when all has been stripped away to expose its fundamental structure, spirit, and quiet beauty.
At the base of Multnomah Falls, the Historic Multnomah Falls Lodge awaits to offer a place of relaxation, a fine meal, the perfect gift, hiking or visitor information, or possibly an espresso or tasty treat to accompany your hike or day trip. The Columbia River Gorge draws visitors from all over the world with its commanding vistas, abundant wildlife, and majestic forests. The towering cliffs that form the Gorge create the backdrop for the Magnificent Multnomah Falls. This natural wonder attracts approximately 2.5 million visitors per year, ranking Multnomah Falls as Oregon’s number 1 visited natural attraction. Multnomah Falls plummets 620 feet in two major steps. The upper fall plunging 542 feet the lower fall 69 feet distinguishing Multnomah Falls as the highest waterfall in the state of Oregon and second highest in the nation. The water flowing over Multnomah Falls water is supplied by natural underground springs that originate on Larch Mountain. In springtime, snowmelt additionally supplies the falls, greatly increasing the flow, width and intensity of the falls’ powerful roaring sound.
The Astoria Column was erected in 1926 at an elevation of 600 feet atop Coxcomb Hill, the location of the first permanent American Settlement west of the Rockies. Take the time to climb the 164-step spiral staircase to the viewing deck at the top. For indulging in the challenge, you will be greeted by an unforgettable view of the city and surrounding rivers, bay, forest, mountains and Pacific Ocean. And don't forget to purchase a wooden glider at the visitor center (proceeds go to the Column) and watch it soar high above the city...it will rekindle the child in you!
The Pittock Mansion was home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919. During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, their lives and work paralleled the growth of Portland from a small Northwest town site to a thriving city with a quarter million population. With its eclectic architectural design and richly decorated interior, including family artifacts, the Pittock Mansion stands today as a living memorial of this family’s contributions to the blossoming of Portland and its people. Henry and Georgiana were at the pinnacle of their successful lives when they commissioned architect Edward Foulkes to design and build their new home overlooking Portland, the city they loved. They began planning and designing their new home in 1909. The mansion was completed in 1914, replete with stunningly progressive features including a central vacuum system, intercoms, and indirect lighting. The house also creatively incorporated Turkish, English, and French designs. In keeping with their loyalty to their home state, the Pittocks hired Oregon craftsmen and artisans, and used Northwest materials to build the house. The final estate included the mansion, a three-car garage, a greenhouse, and the Italianate gate lodge servants’ residence, all situated on 46 acres of land almost 1,000 feet above downtown Portland. At 80 and 68 respectively, Henry and Georgiana moved to their new home. The hard-working couple who had lived in the heart of Portland as it developed from a forest clearing to a bustling business center, now resided high in the hills, with a breathtaking vista of their beloved Portland. It was a warm and gracious house for both the adults and children of the family. Georgiana died in 1918 at the age of 72, and Henry in 1919 at 84. The Pittock family remained in residence at the mansion until 1958, when Peter Gantenbein, a Pittock grandson who had been born in the house, put the estate on the market. The threat of demolition at the hands of land developers, and the extensive damage caused by a storm in 1962, brought concerned citizens together to raise funds to preserve the site. Seeing this popular support, and agreeing that the house had tremendous value as a unique historic resource, the City of Portland purchased the estate in 1964 for $225,000. Fifteen months were spent restoring it. The mansion opened to the public in 1965, and has been a community landmark ever since. A house of historical significance and visual magnificence, the Pittock Mansion today offers us a uniquely personal opportunity to peek into the past, and study our world as it was – from the viewpoint of one Portland family.
Situated within the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, Silver Falls State Park, located 25 miles east of Salem, exemplifies Oregon State Parks mission of excellence. A large forested landscape, boasted by world class waterfalls and nationally distinguished historic buildings, provides a variety of recreational opportunities for the whole family. Though the Trail of Ten falls may be the main allure, the diversity of outdoor recreation including picnicking, camping, fishing, swimming and wildlife observation, makes Silver Falls State Park a popular destination year round. The Trail of Ten Falls is a designated National Recreation Trail, and lures photographers, hikers and waterfall enthusiasts alike. Listed as a moderate hike with 800-feet elevation variation, sturdy shoes and a camera are encouraged. Each of the three trailheads leading into the canyon starts atop of an over 100-foot waterfall. The descent into the pristine canyon begins within the canopy of towering Douglas-firs, as it meanders down to the undergrowth of ferns into the heart of the canyon, meeting up with the winding creek. Whether you are up for the full nine mile trek or a shortened journey, the Canyon trail is and enjoyable and beautiful hike as you as explore from one falls to the next. As the largest state park within Oregon, Silver Falls offers diverse opportunities for recreation with plenty of room for all visitors. For the equestrians, dog owners, mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts, more than 25 miles of multi-use backcountry trails spread over the 9,000 acres offer a great escape. Surrounded by Douglas-fir, western hemlock, Oregon grape, salal, sword fern and the remnants of old growth forest, the trails of Rackett Ridge, Perimeter and Buck Mountain loop provide remarkable scenery with a variety of plant and animal life. Pacific black-tail deer, black bear, coyotes and cougars thrive in the lush, temperate rainforest and may be seen within the remote park areas. The South Falls Day Use Area has spacious lawns, BBQ stands, picnic shelters or tables, playground, horse shoe pits, doggie off leash area, and charming creek Silver Falls is famous for. Ever since the opening day in 1933; visitors have been using these grounds for potlucks, family reunions and weddings, all within a short walk to view the famous 177-foot South Falls. How do you camp? Whether it is in a RV, tent, rustic cabin, with a group, with your horse, at the youth camp or in a deluxe cabin, Silver Falls has it all. Specific details about group facilities can be found under FAQ. Campground maps, availability and detailed information are just a phone call away.Visit Silver Falls State Park
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