Area Code 971 - Information about Oregon

Oregon is an area of the United States composed of two geographical regions: central Oregon and Portland. Central Oregon is the most populated area of Oregon and features a large variety of city and rural locations. The Pacific Ocean cuts the western end of the state, creating beautiful beaches and scenic spots.


Beaverton is one of the best places to visit in Oregon, along with the cities of Gresham and Corvallis. The Oregon Coast is very popular among visitors, providing opportunities for fishing, boating, and sailing. Some of the largest cities in Oregon are Corvallis, Portland, and Gresham.

The city of Gresham is home to one of the oldest high schools in the United States. St. Francis Xavier is considered to be one of the best Catholic schools in the country. There are many places that tourists can enjoy, such as the Amphitheater, the Historic Oregon Trail Museum, and the many specialty shops that line the streets.

Cascades is a famous mountain range that is home to many hiking trails and hiking experiences. Some of the highlights of the Cascades are the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, and the Copper Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary. Other areas of the state include the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, and Larch Mountain.

Family entertainment in Oregon is easily found with outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, rafting, ATV riding, and tree houses. Oregon is also known for the many annual festivals in the state including the Oregon Wine Country Festival, Duck Skiing in Puyallup, and the Oregon Jazz Festival. Beaverton is also home to The Intersection, the largest multi-purpose shopping mall in the United States.

Portland is well known for its wonderful historic buildings, fine dining establishments, and beautiful views. The natural beauty and urbanization of Portland to make it a great place to live. Restaurants in Portland include La Colombe, Buford's BBQ, and the Caballeros Taqueria.

Oregon offers many wonderful events throughout the year, including an abundance of music festivals, church and community festivals, horse and horseback riding festivals, and community celebrations in the spring. Beaverton hosts the Best Western Hotel Awards on the first weekend of March, where the best in high-end accommodations are given the award for their contributions to the area.

One of the greatest things about living in Oregon is the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. It's a beautiful state filled with beautiful scenery and history.