Willamette Valley


Oregon is most densely populated on the western side of the state in the Willamette Valley, which stretches from Portland, Oregon in the north to Eugene, Oregon in the south. In between these two metropolitan areas are other big cities, including Salem (Oregon’s capital), Corvallis, and Albany.

 

Portland, the most populous city in Oregon and the third largest city in the Pacific Northwest, is a major urban hub. The feel of this Oregon city is entirely unique, and visitors are sure to encounter a distinctive Portland, Oregon flavor, with Saturday markets, fabulous espresso shops, and the famous Powell’s bookstore, which features over a million books and spans a whole city block. The popular TV show Portlandia is a series entirely dedicated to comedic sketches of life in Portland, Oregon. Begun as a logging and trading post in 1851, Portland, Oregon’s rich history has given rise to several walking tours offered in the city, including tours of Chinatown/Old Town, Hidden Portland, and Nob Hill & Beyond. Known as the “City of the Roses”, thanks to its passion for rose-growing and its annual Portland Rose Festival, Portland, Oregon is a one of a kind city perfect for lovers of Oregon metropolitan life.

 

Eugene, Oregon, Oregon’s second largest metropolitan area, makes its home further south in the Willamette Valley. Eugene, Oregon, known as the Emerald City, has much to offer in terms of natural beauty, with tree covered hills surrounding the city, rich green pastures, and a profusion of flowering plants in the spring. The economic life of Eugene, Oregon draws its force from health care, university life, education, and manufacturing. Eugene, Oregon is also home to the Organically Grown Company, the Northwest’s largest supplier of organic produce. Cultural life in Eugene, Oregon is flourishing, with the Hult Center as a major milieu for theatre and the arts, and free lectures and concerts offered weekly by the Eugene Public Library. Pedestrians, cyclists, and pleasure seekers can enjoy the newly renovated downtown area of Eugene, where quaint cafes, boutiques, and dining options abound. Real estate in Eugene, Oregon is on the rise, as many homebuyers seek to relocate to this attractive area.  

 

For outdoor enthusiasts, Oregon’s Willamette Valley is the perfect place to settle. Camping and hiking are just an hour away from the Eugene/Springfield area in the Sisters Mountains. Eugene’s McKenzie River offers whitewater rafting, fishing, jetboat tours, and more.


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