In a beautiful setting, artsy Bend is a cosmopolitan hamlet with a fun downtown, a varied cultural menu and a bounty of outdoor recreation. It is a great retirement spot!
Pilot Butte Village is a cozy, gated 55+ community nestled amid tall pine trees in east central Bend, Oregon. It sits on seven acres and has 40 duplexes and fourplexes for lease.
This cute, tranquil Coos County town is tucked along the rugged southern Oregon coast. It is burrowed near the south side of the Coquille River's mouth, a place where water views invigorate the soul.
The first white man to see this gorgeous stretch along Oregon's rugged northern coast was William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1806. He wrote that it was "the grandest and most pleasing prospects which my eyes ever surveyed, in front of a boundless ocean."
On the rugged Oregon coast, Florence is a weathered, touristy hamlet with a cute downtown, uncrowded beaches and a magical hobbit trail. Is it a great place to retire?
Florence is on the Oregon coast and the site of Florentine Estates, a gated 55+ manufactured home community spread across 180 lushly landscaped acres. Properties are well kept and nestled beneath tall pine trees that give each homeowner a sense of privacy.
With forested mountains to the east, the ocean to the west and the mighty Rogue River to the north, Gold Beach is in an invigorating setting on southern Oregon's rugged coast. It started out as a placer gold mining encampment but today is popular with fishermen, outdoor lovers and retirees.
Jacksonville, a quirky little town, is nestled in a scenic land of lakes, rivers and forests between the Cascade Mountains and the Klamath Mountains in rugged southwestern Oregon. It got its start when gold was discovered in 1851.
This cozy seaside village rests in the shadow of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain on the scenic northern Oregon coast. It is one of three towns, including Nehalem and Neahkanie, that are within a nine mile radius of each other and often lumped together for marketing purposes.
On Oregon's rugged central coast, compact, nautical Newport sits on the north side of Yaquina Bay and is connected to points south by a stunning 1936 arch bridge. It was named after the upscale Rhode Island town and has a history as a steamboat port.
Salem is quiet, mid-sized city. It is located along the Williamette River in the lush Willamette Valley in northwestern Oregon and is surrounded by natural beauty, just one hour away from the coast and an hour away from the Cascade Mountains. Speckled with parks, gardens and green lawns, Salem is a visually appealing place and is award-winning for being environmentally friendly.
Oregon became a territory in 1846, but its request to become a state was bogged down by Congress and the free versus slave state debate. Southern politicians finally allowed Oregon to enter the Union as a free state on February 14, 1859.
Although the 42nd parallel marks its southern border, water delineates most of the Beaver State's boundaries. The Columbia River separates Washington from Oregon on the north. The Snake River helps form the state's eastern border with Idaho. The Pacific Ocean is on its western edge.
Oregon is one of the country's most geographically diverse states and is characterized by volcanoes, dense forests, high deserts, and abundant bodies of water. For its latitude, its climate is mild. Mount Hood, at 11,249 feet, is the state's highest point. Crater Lake, the center of the state's only national park, is the deepest lake in the United States.
Timber, fishing, and hydroelectric power have pushed the state's economy in the past. Technology, however, is finding a firm footing. Tektronix and Intel helped establish the state's Silicon Forest. Notable companies who are or have been part of the forest include Google, eBay, Airbnb, and WebMD. Sportswear companies like Columbia and Nike also bring in billions to the state.
Portland, the state's most populous city, has more breweries in its boundaries than any other in the world. As of 2016, there were more than 60. The city boasts the world's smallest park. Mill Ends Park, dedicated in 1948, is a total of 452 square feet.
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