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Welcome to Oregon

From the ocean to the desert, from the cities to the mountains, Oregon offers a diversity of RV experiences and scenic beauty in wide variety of travel regions.

The Dalles, Oregon
Sunny adventures and real Oregon history await visitors at the gateway of the Columbia River Gorge National ScenicArea, just 75 miles east of Portland. The Dallas is one of Oregon’s best escapes. With 300 days of sun per year and fantastic recreational opportunities, it’s a wonderland for cyclists, hikers, river rafters, wildflower fanatics, photographers, anglers, art lovers and history buffs. Culturally, The Dalles is rich with history as its Oregon Trail charm is eminent through the roots of its community.

The downtown area is home to an assortment of dining and leisurely establishments, including Romul’s La Petite Provence, Baldwin Saloon, Clock Tower Ales and the Sunshine Mill Wine Tasting Room.

For art and museum lovers, the area has quite a few places to visit, including The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Fort Dalles Museum, Maryhill Musem of Art, The Dallas Art Center and the Original Wasco County Courthouse Museum.

The Dalles has a variety of fun events that celebrate the region’s culture, including the Northwest Cherry Festival, April 2014; the Fort Dalles Days Rodeo, July 2014; Jammin’ in July street Festival, July 2014; and Re-connect to the River, October 2014. For more information on these events, stop by the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce Office.

Steeped in tradition and surrounded by natural beauty, The Dalles radiates a cultural experience where destiny meets reality. Visit us at 404 West 2nd Street, The Dallas, Oregon 97058, 541-296-2231.

Eugene, Cascades and the Coast
Adventure seekers, history buffs and wine lovers head to Oregon’s Eugene, Cascades and Coast region. The area is marked by glorious waterfalls, coastal vistas, world-class wineries, tax-free shopping and experienced RV technicians.

Drive along the area’s many RV accessible roads, including Oregon Coast Highway 101, one of four official scenic byways. Hike or bike to jaw-dropping waterfalls. Take a thrilling dune buggy ride at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Tour America’s largest sea cave and the recently renovated century-old Heceta Head Lighthouse.

This area is home to 20 historic covered bridges. The Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Tour Route journeys to seven of these historic gems, including the Chambers Covered Bridge, the only remaining covered railroad bridge west of the Mississippi.

The South Willamette Valley’s mineral-rich soil provides the perfect growing conditions for world-class Pinot noir and intimate, laid-back tasting rooms.

You’ll save big with tax-free shopping throughout the region. Explore art galleries and boutiques, from Old Town Florence to Eugene’s 5th Street Public Market.

While in Eugene, you’re just 15 minutes away from Junction City, an amazing hub for skilled RV technicians. Upgrade your vehicle when you explore, tour, taste and experience the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region.

Wherever your RV journeys take you, stop by the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center. The RV-friendly staff can share insider tips to this premier RV destination. Find contact information and more at EugeneCascadesCoast.org/RVing.

Oregon Coast
With Victorian-era homes perched on the hills overlooking the Columbia River, Astoria is a 200-year-old port city with Scandinavian flavor, Victorian mansions, and maritime relics. Family fun, recreation, and a 1.5-mile promenade have crafted Seaside into Oregon’s first seashore resort. Nestled between the Pacific and the Coast Range, Cannon Beach is famed for forested headlands, Haystack Rock, and miles of sandy beaches. The Tillamook area offers navigable waters for kayaking, crabbing, clamming, and fishing. Tour the Three Capes Scenic Loop for breathtaking views of the ocean. Tillamook is home to the Tillamook Cheese Factory, Blue Heron French Cheese Company, and Pacific Oyster.

Depoe Bay has the smallest natural navigable harbor in the world consisting of six square acres.

Home to one of Oregon’s largest commercial fishing fleets, Newport’s Historic Bayfront is a working waterfront where visitors enjoy shops, art galleries, chowder houses, and fish processing plants. Located on the central Oregon coast, Florence is a scenic and recreational paradise. Reedsport is the headquarters for the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a forty-seven mile stretch of sand dunes. Coos Bay offers a renovated downtown, myrtlewood gift shops, and art galleries. Charleston is a quaint fishing village near Coos Bay.

The Cranberry Capital of the West Coast, Bandon offers beach activities, fishing, hiking, and golfing. Where the Rogue River meets the Pacific Ocean, find quiet beaches, hiking trails, vast forests, and rugged mountains to explore. Jet boats tours on the river offer an impressive view of wildlife and river life.

Greater Portland
Portland’s Downtown Cultural District, The Pearl District, Powell’s, the world’s largest independent bookstore, help make the Rose City a hub of arts and culture. Portland has many nicknames: “Rose City” (for the three spectacular rose gardens and the annual Rose Festival celebration), “Beervana” (Portland has more brewpubs than any city in the world), and “Bridgetown” (8 bridges span the river into downtown). Explore Oregon City, home to historical museums including The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and the Museum of the Oregon Territory.

Willamette Valley
More than 200 vineyards produce high quality Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Pinot Noir wine. Fresh produce is available at farmers’ markets that dot the historic towns and sides of the roads. Albany is rich in historic attractions including museums, antiques shops, and more than 700 historic buildings. Cottage Grove is the Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon with seven. Located in the Yamhill County wine region, McMinnville is a charming community with restored, turn-of-the century buildings reinvented as restaurants, wine bars, and unique shops. Just west of Salem, the state capital, are the communities of Monmouth and Independence.

Mt. Hood/The Gorge
Located at the panoramic crossroads of the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade Mountains, Hood River Valley’s orchards produce approximately 45 percent of the nation’s winter pear crop. Located at the 4,000-foot level of Mt. Hood’s southernmost slopes, Government Camp has a revitalized Bavarian-style, pedestrian-friendly downtown. Nestled upon the hills of the Columbia River Gorge, The Dalles is a combination of forests, orchards and high desert. The city’s downtown area is a registered historic district featuring architecture from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Central Oregon

Central Oregon offers mountain biking, horseback riding, golfing, fly-fishing, skiing, rock climbing, camping, and 300 sun-filled days. Snow-capped peaks permeate the high-desert skyline at Bend. Named for the trio of towering peaks to its west, Sisters is a vibrant, artsy community with charming 1880s facades. World class fly-fishing as well as white water rafting down the Deschutes River is just minutes from Madras.