Growing up, hearing “Oregon” only really made me think of one thing – and that thing involved pixelated graphics, oxen, and people in my party dying of dysentery.
But, just as the West Coast is much more than just California, Oregon is much more than just the Oregon Trail (the physical and computerized version).
So when my partner Elliot and I started talking about planning a trip to Oregon to visit his sister who just recently moved there, I knew I needed to do some research. Because I wanted to be able to show you, too, that Oregon is a much cooler and much more beautiful state than many people realize.
Photos that show the beauty of Oregon
Here, then, are some of my favorite photos that show the variety of what Oregon has to offer: