While Oregon is well known for its tall, dense forests, it has more diverse landscapes than any other state in the United States.
The Beaver State's snowy mountain peaks look down onto rolling hills, and the 400 miles of public Oregon coastline are easily accessible by US 101, making it a popular tourist attraction.
Roadside fruit stands and vineyards adorn Willamette Valley in eastern Oregon. Its temperate climate and flat terrain make for an excellent environment for outdoor sports. Sediment deposited in the valley by prehistoric floods makes the land there rich and fertile, ideal for growing agricultural products, such as potatoes, apples, and peppermint. Oregon produces 95% of domestic hazelnuts in the United States.
Central Oregon sees 300 days of sunshine per year, and Ashland in southern Oregon features the Tony-Award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Oregon is home to natural wonders such as Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America, and Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States.
It is world renowned for its beautiful blue waters, and was formed over 6,500 years ago.