The Beaver State
by H Milan Winkelhock - 5 years, 8 months ago
Oregon is best known for its lush forests, filled with arborists and pot smoking hippies, and of course the Portland hipsters. That vision is actually quite accurate, but don’t be scared, they are all really friendly. As with the rest of the region (namely WA and northern CA) there is quite a big difference between the coastal and the inland areas weather wise, but a common denominator is the laid back attitude of the people and the moist, foggy and humid conditions of the forests. To explore most of the state you will need to rely on a car, but Portland is nice enough on its own, very walkable, and can be explored in a day or two.