Oregon& capital city of Salem can make an excellent base from which to explore all the great things there are to do and see in the surrounding Willamette Valley.
Best cafes and parks in Salem, Oregon
This Gorgeous Forest In Oregon Is Truly Enchanting - Valley of the Giants Loop Trail
Oregon hiking- Opal Creek Scenic Area and Wilderness. It is located east of Salem, in the Willamette National Forest. Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails.
bagby hot springs, on my "bucket" list ;
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Portlands 10 Best Kept Secrets We're told you about The Peculiarium, The Kennedy School's soaking pools, Casa Diablo, and maybe 20 more hidden or weird places to visit in Portland, and you know what?
Get away from it all and enjoy a delicious meal at one of these wonderful, atmospheric restaurants hiding in Oregon.
12 best hole in teh wall Oregon resaurants Word of Mouth Bistro, Salem)