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.
- Ashland, Ore. in , OR.
A long wonderful season of theater can be found in Ashland from February till November. In addition to performances of Shakespeare, visitors are treated to more contemporary works. Three stages, including the famous outdoor circular stage used during the summer months, provide spectacular venues for the thousands who attend annually.
- Sherwood, OR, U.S.A. in Sherwood, OR.
Appropriately, the town of Sherwood hosts this two-day event. This truly family-friendly event features children's Zumba, a teenage dance and a castle building contest. Live music, a knighting ceremony, and the crowning of Maid Marian's court fill the days. For the adults, a beer and wine garden is available.
- 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.
The campus of Portland State University is the site for this wonderful farmer's market held every Saturday from March till December. Now totaling almost 50 vendors each time the market is in session, the array of fresh fruits, vegetables and meats available for purchase cannot be beat.