O is for Oregon

oThe Eclectic Express journey continues!

Today we’re going to make a leisurely drive through another state that I love – Oregon. I grew up in this state, and live there now. We’ve already been here for our visit to Crater Lake (and for the Gaming Museum!) and we will be here again this month — but one of the things I love about this state is the great diversity of land- here are just a few highlights.

The Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast has great diversity, pastoral landscapes, dense forests, rocky beaches and sandy beaches. A ride along the coast road gives a beautiful glimpse of the variety that people are aiming for when they say they are “going to the coast.”

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The Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge on the northern border of Oregon is another place where the shifting environment of the state can be seen.  Starting in the west there are drastic cliffs, forests, and waterfalls, but as you travel further east the cliffs get less dramatic, the land slowly gives way to grasslands in the east.

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Other Parts of Oregon

Vineyards, lakes, mountains, forests, cities – there is such a variety of landscapes to see in Oregon – that that’s with just primarily sticking to the north-west corner of the state!

The exception to the Northwest-corner theme — outside of Baker City Oregon – near the north-eastern border of the state.

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