For nineteenth-century pioneers, driving in covered
wagons over the mountains and deserts of the arduous
Oregon Trail, the Willamette Valley was the promised
land. Portland , the biggest city, has a cozy European
feel; Salem , the state capital, maintains a small-town
air; and Eugene , at the southern foot of the valley,
is a likeable college community.
East of Portland, waterfalls cascade down mossy cliffs
along the Columbia River Gorge , south of which the twisting
path of an old pioneer road leads through more beautiful
scenery around Mount Hood. Central Oregon, and its increasingly
popular recreation hub, Bend , is located on a high chaparral
desert with sage and juniper trees, with close access
to the southern Cascades, as well as numerous lakes and
rivers dropping into striking canyons.
These Oregon vacation homes, condos, and lodges are
presented by their Owners or agents. Please click on the links provided, then contact Owners directly with your inquiries.