Oregon Bucket List

Oregon Bucket List

Oregon is home to some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in America. From Crater Lake National Park, to the summit of Mount Hood, to the canyons of Smith Rock, the supply of adventure seems to never end. You could spend weeks in the Columbia River Gorge alone and still only scratch the surface. With spring just around the corner, it's time to start mapping out your adventures and this list should help get the ball rolling. We'll see you out there!

 

OREGON BUCKET LIST

Top 50 Things To Do & Experience You Must Have!

 

 
  1. Visit the Painted Hills

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The Painted Hills get their name from the intensely colored stratification in the soil which can be seen splashed across the hillsides here. Vivid greens, fiery reds, burnt orange and shimmering pink and gold colors cover the landscape at this surreal Central Oregon destination. It’s not hard to see why the Painted Hills are one of the ‘7 Wonders of Oregon’.

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2. Photograph Multnomah Falls

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Multnomah Falls is Oregon’s tallest waterfall at 620 feet and one of the state’s top natural landmarks and attractions. For a close up view of the waterfall you can walk up a short, moderately steep path to Benson Bridge which spans Multnomah Falls first tier. The bridge provides some great photo opportunities and if you would like to continue further, you can hike all the way to the top of the falls from here.

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3. Hike South Sister

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4. Stand-Up Paddle Board on Devils Lake

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Devils Lake would have to be the most vibrantly turquoise-colored lake you’ve ever seen. It is hands down the most beautiful lake in all of Oregon and it’s the perfect place to spend a summer day.

Related: Devils Lake - A Perfect Summer Destination

 

5. Take a Scenic Drive Along Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway

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6. Soak in forest hot springs

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7. Drive across Astoria-Megler bridge

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8. Explore tide pools at…

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9. Take a trip to the top of Steens Mountain

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10. Go camping at Smith Rock State Park

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11. Hike to Ice Lake

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Ice Lake is located in the Wallowa Mountains which can be found in the Eastern part of the state. The Wallowa’s are fondly known as the ‘Swiss Alps of the USA’ and is a nice surprise from the rest of the desert landscape of Eastern Oregon. You can visit to this gorgeous lake on a 16 mile return trip hiking trail. Be sure to visit the cute town of Joseph on your way up.

Related: Hiking to Ice Lake in the Wallowa’s

 

12. Float the Deschutes in Bend

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14. See tulips at Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

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15. Ski or snowboard at Mt Hood

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16. Snowshoe at Crater Lake

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17. See Christmas lights at the Grotto

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18. See Haystack Rock

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19. Listen to the sea lions at Sea Lion Caves

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20. Ride horses on the beach in Bandon

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Bandon is located on the Southern Oregon Coast and has a much slower pace than its coastal cousins found further north making it the perfect place to take a relaxing vacation. This charming coastal town offers incredible ocean vista’s and what better way to enjoy the views and see the monolithic rock formations found here then on a horseback ride right on the beach!

Related: Bandon - What To See, Do, & Where To Stay

 

21. Take a day trip to the Columbia River Gorge

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22. Wine tasting in the Williamette Valley

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23. Visit Toketee Falls

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24. Hike out to the Blue Pool

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25. Eat donuts at Doe Donuts

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26. Walk across St Johns Bridge

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St Johns Bridge is iconic to Portland and structurally the most beautiful suspension bridge ever built. Spend some time strolling Cathedral Park which is situated underneath and view the Gothic arches of the bridge from below. Afterwards, you can visit the St Johns neighborhood which offers good food and drink options.

Related: Portland Bucket List - 50 Top Things To Do Unique to this Wonderfully Weird City

 

27. Run up and down Oregon Sand Dune

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28. Go canoeing at Trillium Lake

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29. Photograph fall colors at Boardman

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30. Visit Tumalo Falls

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