Oregon: Beaver State

Beaver State

Stroll along the deserted beaches along the Pacific Ocean, hike through rugged and inhospitable mountain ranges, walk through countless beautiful forests and enjoy the vibrant city of Portland. You can do it all while vacationing in Oregon! Oregon is one of the states of the United States located in the Pacific Northwest. The state’s nickname is “Beaver State”. The capital is Salem.

People have lived in Oregon for at least 15,000 years. During the 18th and 19th centuries, several European powers claimed the area. In 1818 only Great Britain and the United States still claimed the area and it was agreed that both nations could develop activities in the area and that the Oregon Country would be jointly managed. In 1846, Oregon Country was split up. The British retreated north and the part south of the new border was quickly established by the Americans as Oregon Territory. On February 14, 1859, the western part of the (reduced) Oregon Territory formally became a state of the United States as the 33rd.

According to growtheology, Oregon is located on the Pacific Ocean and borders Washington State to the north, Idaho to the east, and California and Nevada to the south. From north to south run the Pacific Coast Range and the Cascade Range, a mountain range whose highest point is the summit of the stratovolcano Mount Hood (3426 m). Much rain falls west of this. The southeast of the state is drier and flatter.

Portland Portland
‘s slogan is “Keep Portland Weird”. Oregon’s largest city has a progressive and liberal character. There is a real coffee and beer culture here.
Portland is progressive and this is especially reflected in the environmental field. More and more motorways are making way for cycle paths. Shopping is done in the Northwest District. In the hip Pearl District you can drink a beer from one of the many microbreweries.

Mount Hood
Mount Hood is a stratovolcano located about 43 miles east of Portland, on the border of Clackamas and Hood River counties. At 3429m it is the highest peak in the state of Oregon. On the southern flank of the Volcano is the Timberline Lodge, a hotel built in 1935, where The Shinning with Jack Nicholson was filmed in 1980.

Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake is one of the world’s most famous crater lakes, created about 7,700 years ago by a massive volcanic eruption from Oregon’s Mount Mazama.
Crater Lake, with a maximum depth of 594 meters, is the deepest lake in the Americas and one of the deepest lakes in the world. On May 22, 1902, Crater Lake National Park was established to protect the area.


Located in downtown Portland, Oregon, this historic hotel is 12 miles from Portland International Airport. It offers an on-site restaurant, a 24-hour gym and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi.

Each room at The Benson, a Coast Hotel features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries, an organic bathrobe and slippers.

The Palm Court lobby restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers specialties such as tapas, wine and spirits.

The Benson, a Coast Hotel features Italian marble floors and Austrian chandeliers. It offers a conference center and business center complete with fax and photocopying services. This 100% smoke-free hotel also features laundry facilities.

The hotel is a 2-minute walk from SW 6th & Pine Street MAX Light Rail Station and offers easy access to a variety of local attractions, including the trendy Pearl District, a 10-minute walk from the hotel. It is a 4-minute walk from Powell’s Books bookstore.


This beachfront Seaside Hotel features an indoor pool and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Seaside Family Fun Park is less than 2 miles away.

The Shilo Restaurant & Lounge is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving American cuisine featuring fresh seafood. It offers a full bar. An extensive brunch buffet is served every Sunday.

There is an on-site fitness center with a sauna. A business center is also available.

The Seaside Antique Mall and Seaside Museum and Historical Society are less than half a mile away. Gearhart Golf Links are 3 miles away from the Seaside Oceanfront Shilo Inn Suites.

According to independent guest reviews, this is Seaside’s favorite neighborhood.


This oceanfront hotel is located on a steep promontory and offers an indoor pool. The rooms are spacious and feature a fireplace, a view of the Pacific Ocean, a balcony and a sofa. The hotel is within walking distance of Nye Beach.

Rooms at the Elizabeth Street Inn have a DVD player, cable TV and free Wi-Fi. They come with a microwave and refrigerator. Each room also has 2 bathrobes.

This Newport, Oregon hotel serves a breakfast buffet and freshly baked cookies each evening. During the colder months you can enjoy free soup.

The Elizabeth Inn also offers a hot tub, gym and business center. For added convenience, free covered parking is available.

The Newport Performing Arts Center is less than 0.6 mi from the Elizabeth Street Inn. The hotel is less than 2 miles from the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Beaver State