Oregon has no sales tax and the cost of living is reasonable. Nature-lovers can easily find outdoor activities in the diverse landscape including hiking, fishing, biking, skiing, boating, kayaking, camping, bird watching, whale watching and much more.
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In the heart of the Willamette Valley, Salem is home to 160,614 people. Salem’s historic downtown features festivals, galleries and a thriving theater scene, with many attractions to visit year-round. The city is art-friendly and family-friendly, hosting one of state’s largest art fairs every summer. It is also home to the Gilbert House Children’s Museum.
Experience one of the largest urban parks in the nation with connecting trails and a network of sights that include birding, wildlife and other natural and recreational experiences.
Salem is home to award-winning wineries and breweries. There are 17 wineries within 30 minutes of downtown, and more than 300 wineries in the Willamette Valley.
Savor the agricultural heart of Oregon with fertile farmland and a mild climate. The area produces grapes, hops, blueberries, apples, cherries, peaches, strawberries, hazelnuts and every vegetable under the sun. Area cuisine features farm-fresh food year-round.
A short drive will take you north to Portland, west to the Oregon Coast, east to numerous waterfalls and the Cascades Mountain Range, or south to Eugene.
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Junction City is part of the Eugene-Springfield metro area, which has a population of 351,715. Nicknamed the "Emerald City," Eugene is home to the University of Oregon – the Oregon Ducks – and features a dynamic mix of arts and culture, shopping, dining, entertainment, outdoor adventure and sports.
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Portland, with a population of over 619,360, is Oregon's largest city. It is known for its eco-friendliness, microbreweries, coffeehouses, food carts, bicycle paths, parks and bridges. Located west of downtown Portland is Forest Park, one of the country's largest urban forest reserves. This municipal park covers more than 5,100 acres, complete with nearly 70 miles of recreational trails. There are many things to do in Portland, with its thriving art and culture, dining, nightlife and music scene. Discover what makes Portland so Portland.
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