Oregon – also known as the “Beaver State” – is located in the northwestern United States. Here, rugged coastlines, dense forests and snow-capped mountain peaks frame the horizon, and adventure is always just around the corner. And in the heart of this beautiful scene? There lies Portland, a vibrant city full of life, art and surprises on every street corner. Portland is also known as the “City of Roses” due to the city’s famous rose gardens.
But Portland and Oregon are also a great destination in the winter. We’d love to tell you why, so immerse yourself in vibrant Oregon with us and discover Portland’s unique flair!
Start your vacation in Portland
What do you imagine for a city trip in winter? We can say “cool” literally and figuratively. As the snow falls, city life turns from autumn colors to a fairytale atmosphere. Cozy cafés serve cups of hot chocolate, and the entire city is decorated with cozy lights.
In addition, the city combines this with urban flair. With the Willamette River as a backdrop, sample specialty winter beers at craft breweries, immerse yourself in the city’s eclectic arts scene, and stroll through parks and rose gardens with a wintry twist. Don’t forget your thick jacket and warm shoes and discover the magic of Portland in the cold season.
Endless skiing opportunities in Oregon
Whether you’re a highly experienced skier, snowboarder, or beginner, Oregon is the hotspot for every snow lover! Think of the imposing mountains and thick layer of snow you can expect every year. You can understand why everyone who loves powder snow goes here.
There is no doubt that Oregon Mountain is a must-visit place. Hood, just an hour’s drive from Portland. Here you’ll find top spots like Timberline Lodge and Mt. Hood Meadows. You can even ski on the glaciers here in the summer. Bachelor, near Charming Bend, is also a must-see. The 1,600 hectares of slopes are a magnet for adventurers around the world. And for the experts: be sure to visit hidden gems like Mt. Ashland and Hoodoo. Authentic, atmospheric and without long queues.
Maybe the best part? The Oregon ski community is one big family. Professional or beginner, everyone is welcomed with open arms. With stunning scenery, gorgeous locales, and a heart of green, Oregon makes your winter sports dreams come true. Read more here!
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