Originally Posted by tedomatic
I think that you can have a pretty good time in Oregon no matter where you visit. The Oregon coast is always amazing, but for a sportsman, Central Oregon is great.
Indeed, the variety is amazing for one state. Back in PA Cabelas announced it's new Hamburg store would become Pennsylvania #1 tourist attraction. Thet were right. (weird)
just off the top of my head I can;
fish for trophy fish of a dozen or more varieties
dig for fossils around John Day
climb an obsidian mountain (and try to sneak out a new pair of bookends)
visit the Columbia Gorge where the beauty is nothing short of breathtaking.
Ski Mt. Hood 12 months a year
see Crater Lake
visit Oregon's Southeastern desert
tour the microbreweries of Portland
hunt for things I have no way of hauling home.
[back East signs read, CAUTION DEER, in Oregon they just read, ELK
watch Oregon football, the Trailblazers, rugby and soccer
watch winter storms hit the lovely coastline
hit the skateboard parks of Portland and other cities
it just goes on from there