The state of Oregon is full of natural wonders, from sparkling waterfalls to the towering Mount Hood. The perseverance of the state's early pioneer settlers helped shape Oregon into a prosperous state with many opportunities for both residents and visitors. From art festivals to music events, Oregon offers plenty of appeal to all who visit.
- Portland/Metro in Portland, OR
This Portland tradition cannot be beat. For the past 59 years, upwards of 50 illuminated boats travel the Willamette and Columbia Rivers in December. Spectators have no trouble getting in the holiday spirit. Donations from local restaurants make this event possible.
Head to the coast of Oregon in February to savor some excellent wines and culinary treats. Since 1978, Newport has hosted this terrific event which now includes not only wine competitions and tastings among established and emerging winemakers, but also outstanding food offerings and impressive craft displays.
- Burns High School Burns, OR 97720 in Burns, OR
Bird lovers will be in awe at this annual April event in Harney County. Thousands of migrating birds, such as songbirds, cranes and waterfowl, take time to rest in the desert of Oregon. Other activities include workshops in bird house construction and bird sketching, guided tours, and viewing of wild horses. A children's art contest and art show and sale round out the fun.
- Throughout Town Florence, OR 97439 in Florence, OR
This May festival is full of fun activities. Car shows, 5K races and parades are just a few of the fun family activities. Of course, the event would not be complete without a flower show.
- North Eugene High School 200 Silver Lane Eugene, OR 97404 in Eugene, OR
Bagpipers fill the air with the music of Scotland as members of high school culinary programs compete for prizes during this special event. Scottish dancers entertain, and pipers and harpists share their talents with all those in attendance. Food for the less fortunate is collected as a way to give back to the community.
- Portland, Oregon in Portland, OR
This festival has been expanding since its debut in 1988 and is now five full days of fun. Held in the brewpub capital of Portland, this outdoor event brings in craft brewers from around the country. With no competition involved, tasting and savoring these finely crafted brews takes top billing. Educational exhibits and a root beer garden provide additional entertainment.