are provided as a public service to serve as a portal for all the
information you could want about the state of Oregon and its
communities. This page can be as good as you want it to be.
We will constantly be updating our page, and trying to keep our links
current, but we could sure use some help! If you come across a
good site regarding Oregon, please
it to us and we'll consider it for inclusion on our site! Also, if you notice a
subject we left out, or a link that is broken,
drop us a line
and we will rectify the situation immediately! Thank you for
your help, and we hope this page was useful to you!
navigate this page, either click one of the heading links in the table
below, or simply scroll down the page. For more detailed
information about Oregon, please check out:
Portland - Specific
Information, photos, and links about the Portland Metropolitan Area.
Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area is considered by many to be the
Windsurfing Capital of the United States, and is renowned for its
majestic beauty on both the Washington and Oregon sides of the river.
These links will direct you to lodging, sightseeing, and recreational
activities in the Gorge, including the cities of Hood River and The
places in America can match the awesome views of the powerful Pacific
along the Oregon Coast. The citizens of Washington and Oregon
flock to the Coast at all times of the year, surprisingly even in
Winter, when the weather is really bad. There is just nothing
like watching a storm approach you over the Pacific, with the waves
crashing against the rocky cliffs, sending mist and spray a hundred
feet in the air...
hard to believe that this is the same state as Western Oregon.
Mostly desert, with little rainfall and much more extreme temperatures
and snowfall than the west, Eastern Oregon has their own treats to
largest city in Oregon, housing half of Oregon's population,
Portland is a beautiful
city. The Willamette River runs through the middle, with the
Columbia River seperating it from
Washington, and Mt. Hood
looming to the East. For much more detailed information about
Portland and the
surrounding area, including the
Cascades, please visit
our Portland page!
Southern Oregon is largely undeveloped with the Siskiyou mountain
range seperating Oregon from California, and the majority of the South
consisting of forested lands. We haven't visited Southern Oregon
too often, but when we did, we were struck by its beauty. All
the cities were nestled in forest, secluded from the rest of the
world. Very Beautiful.
Willamette Valley is home to most of the population of Oregon, with
the fertile soil along the Willamette River providing a perfect spot
for homesteading in the pioneer days, and the Cascade Mountains to the
East and the Coast Range to the West providing shelter from the harsh
winters. The largest cities in Oregon, Portland and Eugene, are
here, as are the University of Oregon (Eugene), Oregon State
University (Corvallis), Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland),
and the capital of Oregon, Salem.
Oregon Schools have been consistently hurt by voter tax cuts,
resulting in less pay for teachers, less staff, less money for
computers and books, and larger class sizes. They are trying to
make a recovery from the latest string of cuts, but progress is slow.
Many of the colleges and universities offer a reciprocity agreement
with Washington and Idaho, which allows residents of those states to
attend school in Oregon while paying in-state tuition (rather than
outrageous out-of-state costs).