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A secret we’re delighted to spill

A state of natural wonders, you will find amazing beauty throughout with historic towns and sleepy fishing villages to ski resorts and wineries. Windswept beaches, verdant forests and snow-capped peaks give way to sweeping rangelands, towering rock formations and dramatic river valleys in this incredibly diverse land.

Essential information for Oregon

Local time

Language

USA flag
American English

Currency

US Dollars $
Official currency of the United States

Flight information

12h 20m
Portland (PDX)
Indirect flight

Flight Schedule

  • Fly to Portland from London Heathrow via Seattle with Delta or Virgin Atlantic

Do I need a visa?

To travel to the USA, you will need an ESTA visa. Please make sure that you have this approved at least 3 days before you head off on holiday.

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Take your tastebuds on a tour of Portland's food cart pods for all you foodies, the food cart pods located around Portland offer mouthwatering dishes from around the world. With over 500 to choose from, you won’t go hungry!

Discover Oregon
  • Oregon has 14 National Historic Districts and four National Historic Trails.
  • The Historic Columbia River Highway is the first scenic highway in the U.S. and is a National Historic Landmark.
  • Oregon has more than 7,000 bridges, including 53 covered bridges.
  • Nine historic lighthouses and one light ship dot the Oregon Coast.
  • Oregon is home to 10 Native American tribes.

Oregon is a state of contrasts, with snow-dusted mountains, dramatic river canyons, lush valleys, rugged coast, arid plains and fertile fields. In fact, Oregon offers some example of every geographic terrain on the planet within its borders.

  • The highest elevation point is Mt. Hood at 11,239 feet, and the lowest is at sea level.
  • There are more than 6,000 lakes and 112,000 miles of rivers and streams.
  • Oregon contains more than 5,900 registered campsites along with 230 state parks and 13 national forests.
  • Nearly half of Oregon’s total area is forested – close to 30 million acres.
  • There are 16 known hot springs in Oregon.
  • Summer - Every season holds special reasons to visit Oregon. The warm summers invite locals and visitors to spend time outdoors. There is no excuse to stay inside. With many beer gardens, bistros, open- air theaters and numerous festivals, Summer is truly a marvelous time in Oregon.
  • Fall - Fall is harvest season and festivities throughout the state celebrate the bounty that Oregon’s fertile lands and rivers yield. This season also brings an explosion of color to Oregon’s many hardwood forests as leaves take on bright hues of red and yellow.
  • Winter - Oregon winters are mild with little or no snow in lower elevations. But the mountain ranges see plenty of snow, providing an excellent foundation for downhill skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
  • Spring - Spring finds Oregon in bloom. Rivers and lakes swell with snowmelt. Cherry trees blossom. Native flowers and plants create a sea of vibrant colors and fill