From Portland drive the short distance to the farming community of Calton in the heart of Oregon Wine Country. Continue west to the Pacific Ocean and head south to Florence along the spectacular coast road. From the coast turn east through the Williamette Valley and on to the up and comingntown of Bend. Continue east past the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument through the diverse Blue Mountains with its beautiful scenery and the Elkhorn Scenic Byway to Baker City. Explore Hells Canyon where the gorge walls towerup to 8,000ft above Snake River. Return west via Pendleton, the largest town in eastern Oregon and along the Columbia River Gorge to Portland.
Set east of the volcanic Cascade peaks, Bend has thriving downtown.
Columbia River Gorge
Trvel to magnificent overlooks that provide views of the Columbia River and waterfalls.
Charming towns, a majestic national forest, rocky peaks and wild rivers.
The State's highest peak with some wonderful surrounding landscapes.
Hells Canyon Scenic Byway
Enjoy expansive views of rugged basalt cliffs, sage covered plains and grassy open ridges as well as the spectacular Snake River Gorge.