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.
- Portland, Oregon in PORTLAND, OR
This magnificent display begins right after Thanksgiving and runs through the end of December. Over 500,000 lights fill the Grotto with a festive feeling, while carolers and other choir performances really get visitors in the holiday spirit.
- Portland in Portland, OR
Come visit the Oregon Zoo in Portland in December and see the world of animals in a different light! Hundreds of thousands of LED lights complete animal outlines and figures in this beautiful holiday extravaganza.
Take the doldrums out of the winter with a visit to this fabulous Portland Festival during February. Live music plays as visitors take wine tours at the Oregon Convention Center. Crab Cracking and Shuck and Swallow contests are part of the fun. Local seafood restaurateurs invite you to taste their offerings.
- Portland in PORTLAND, OR
The strange pairing of forests and chocolate results in a very special event held in Portland every year. The Oregon Convention Center is the site of this luscious festival. The best regional chocolates are available for sampling and many are truly decadent. Proceeds from this event go to the World Forestry Center.