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Holidays To Oregon

How to sum up Oregon? A state of natural wonders! You will find amazing beauty throughout from 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. Besides 363 miles of pristine public beaches, high-desert country, painted hills and wine-producing valleys, Oregon is home to North America’s deepest river gorge – Hells Canyon, the country’s deepest lake at Crater Lake National Park, and the world’s second-most-climbed mountain – Mt. Hood, which also happens to host North America’s only year-round ski season.

Top Tips

"The best way to appreciate Oregon's spectacular coastline is to travel southbound so the ocean is on your right. Don't miss the historic Victorian architecture if the seaside town, Astoria, and quaint Depoe Bay, Oregon's whale-watching capital."

"View Oregon's beautiful Multnomah Falls, which tumble 620ft into the Columbia River Gorge."

"Include a three mile rafting trip on the Deschutes River, departing from near Bend and take on 'The Big Eddy' rapid."

"Oregon has some beautiful beaches. From Florence, take a dune buggy ride on the 47 mile stretch of sand dunes or visit Cannon Beach, a romantic hideaway with unique shops and boutique galleries."

Vibrant Portland

Portland is a hip, urban hotspot with national accolades for its cuisine as well as a vibrant arts scene, great theatres and funky shopping districts inspired by the creative spirit of the city. It has eco-conscious residents who ride bikes everywhere, adding to the city’s booming bike culture. Get a taste for the food scene at some of the more than 500 food carts, which are located in ‘pods’ all over the city. A new crop of urban wineries is producing wine inside city limits, and you can visit their tasting rooms to try numerous vintages, while Distillery Row is home to six local distilleries making everything from whiskey and gin to rum and aquavit. Shopping is great in the Pearl District, once an industrial area that now holds upscale boutiques and the city’s highest concentration of galleries. Be sure to check out Northwest 23rd Avenue, a stretch inside a residential neighbourhood with big trees and old bungalows that holds clothing shops, shoe stores and fine restaurants. The city is dotted with small squares and parks offering coffee shops and an urban city feel. The most prestigious being Pioneer Square where recently the awards ceremony for the international games was held. Make sure you try test the Squares acoustics which have a bizarre amplification effect.

Oregon's beautiful coastline

It doesn’t get much more beautiful than coastal Oregon. Thanks to a pioneering beach bill, all 363 miles of Oregon’s coastline remain free and public. That means endless opportunities to comb for agates or glass floats, catch your own Dungeness crab or razor clam, watch for whales, seals and puffins, make footprints in the sand or simply be captivated by a winter storm from inside a cozy beachfront lodge. A trip down the Oregon Coast’s Highway 101 isn’t complete without stopping to view its historic lighthouses. Lighthouses served as the beacons and navigation aids for mariners of all types, marking dangerous coastlines, shoals and boat-crunching reefs. Before the days of GPS navigation, captains near the shores relied on lighthouses to know where they were geographically. You can see most of these iconic structures from the highway, but consider a slight detour to visit the sites and learn a little history about lighthouse keepers and their families, men and women who lived and worked in some of the most remote locations and under harsh conditions. On the Southern Oregon Coast, scenic rivers are wilder, beaches are less crowded and trails offer more rugged terrain. If you’re looking for outdoor adventures, secluded beaches, artistic communities and fresh coastal cuisine, the Southern Oregon Coast make a great selection.

Central & Eastern Oregon

Cowboy adventures, whitewater rafting, quiet mountain retreats – Central Oregon has it all and luring rock climbers from around the world, Smith Rock towers high above central Oregon, challenging all who come to conquer its craggy surface. The region’s geological history, marked by explosive volcanic activity, is showcased at several parks, and its rich cultural history is on display at the High Desert Museum in Bend. The spirit of the West is alive and well in the high desert of Eastern Oregon, where snow-capped mountains, dusty plains and jagged red rocks look down on rolling hills of sage, wild rivers and fertile wheat fields. Located in the north-eastern corner of the state, Hells Canyon at 7,913 feet is the deepest river-carved gorge in North America.

Oregon's hidden gems & natural wonders

Whatever your passion, Oregon’s natural and scenic variety – coast, mountains, rivers, high desert, plains, forests and valleys – lends equally to exhilarating outdoor adventure or tranquil exploration. Experience Oregon’s hidden travel gems for yourself – award-winning golf courses, culinary masterminds, world-class spas and tucked-away luxury properties, all in the midst of wide open beaches, jaw-dropping waterfalls, lush forests and amazing mountain peaks. Oregon has more scenic byways and tour routes than any other state. It also boasts no sales tax and plenty of shopping opportunities so what are you waiting for?

Image credit = Satoshi Eto

Hidden Gems of Oregon Podcast

Join Adam Miller on a road trip around America’s wild, weird and wonder-filled state, by listening to the immersive Hidden Trails of Oregon podcasts. This is an audio documentary, designed to let you feel what it’s like to be there for real.

Episode One – Crater Lake


Episode Two – Redwoods


Episode Three – On The Water

Experience Oregon with the experts

Everyone wants memorable and authentic experiences when they travel. Trusting your time to passionate and knowledgeable Oregon advocates ensures you have a wonderful time.

Oregon is home to hundreds of licensed guides and operators ready to show you the best of the state, safely. Most offer thematic tours while others let you customize your trip’s itinerary. Maybe you want to taste Oregon’s bountiful food and drink — consider a farm tour complete with a on-site meal, or join the adults as a designated driver takes you behind the scenes at local breweries and wineries. Interested in getting outside? Take a naturalist-led hike or kayak tour so you better understand the terrain and scenery. For adrenaline seekers, book a whitewater rafting trip down one of Oregon’s many rivers or ride a mountain bike down the state’s world-famous single-track trails with experts. Whatever piques your interest, there’s a trained Oregon guide to show you the ropes. 

Take a look at our recommended companies and the selection of tours they offer. All can be included during the planning and booking of your Oregon adventure with North America Travel Service.

Oregons Scenic Byways

With 29 designated Scenic Byways in Oregon, more than any other state in the USA, there’s no shortage of options for travellers who want to experience Oregon’s natural beauty, fascinating history and culture, varying geology, amazing wildlife, and awe-inspiring vistas.

Travel Oregon have a new story map – an online map with text, photos, and links to audio and video. You can pan, zoom and explore the map for a more in-depth look into the many options each route offers. The new interactive map divides these routes into four sections: All-American Roads, National Scenic Byways, Oregon State Scenic Byways and Tour Routes. These routes can all be accessed through the website, which details driving distances in metrics and minutes, and recommends the best time of the year to drive the particular route. Once you’ve found your desired route, we can create a tailored holiday itinerary to your requirements.

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a history buff or merely looking for a relaxing drive in the country, Oregon’s Scenic Byways will reveal the many wonders that await.

Fly direct to Portland with British Airways

British Airways launched their first year-round, non-stop flight from London to Portland in 2022. This new service runs five days a week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday – from London Heathrow to Portland International Airport, which has been ranked the best airport in the US for seven consecutive years. Regional UK connections to Heathrow are also available.

On this route, you can choose to travel in World Traveller (economy class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) or Club (business class), each offering a different level of amenities.

Hop onboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, sit back and relax for your 10 hour 20 minute flight, in the knowledge that when you disembark, you are at your final destination and ready to start your adventure.

Oregon Holidays USA

Oregon's key facts

  • At 1,943 feet, Crater Lake in Southern Oregon is the deepest lake in the USA.
  • Located in the north-eastern corner of the state, Hells Canyon at 7,913 feet is the deepest river-carved gorge in North America.
  • The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is home to the largest fresh-water marsh in the USA.
  • Naturally carved within an outcropping of solid marble, Oregon Caves National Monument is one of southern Oregon’s oldest attractions.
  • The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is one of the richest fossil bed sites in the world.
  • Luring rock climbers from around the world, Smith Rock towers above central Oregon, challenging all who come to conquer its craggy surface.


  • The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, which runs from the mouth of the Sandy River to the mouth of the Deschutes River, includes gorgeous waterfall hikes, jaw-dropping vistas and road biking on the Historic Columbia River Highway.
  • Thirty miles south of the Columbia River, Mt. Hood at 11,245 feet, boasts five ski areas and is the most visited snow-covered peak in the USA.
  • The Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex contains the largest concentration of wintering bald eagles in the USA.
  • All 363 miles of the Oregon Coast are free and open to the public – that’s why they call it The People’s Coast.
  • Oregon has 13 downhill ski areas, with 400 trails over three mountain ranges.
  • There are more than 6,000 lakes and 112,000 miles of rivers and streams in Oregon.

Sightseeing Brochure

Turning a great holiday into lasting memories just got a whole lot easier. We have a wide range of day trips for you to consider, from city tours to more specialised experiences. All are fully-guided and narrated so you won’t miss a thing. Some tours are for adrenaline seekers, whilst others are at a more relaxed pace.

Our hope is that this selection will provide inspirational ideas to enhance your holiday. If you are interested in something which isn’t featured, tell us and we will do what we can to make it happen.

It is strongly suggested that you pre-book anything which is important to your holiday enjoyment to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are travelling in high season or it is an activity with limited availability. Also, having everything planned and booked will save you time and hassle when you arrive, leaving you with more time to relax and enjoy your holiday.

All of these trips can be included in your holiday quotation or, if you have already booked your holiday with us, they can be added to enrich your adventure.

Click here to view our digital sightseeing booklet for Oregon.

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