These 23 photos show why I’m proud to call Oregon my home.

Am I proud to call Oregon my home? You’re damn right I am. Do we have problems here? Of course we do, everywhere has problems. But the thing about Oregon is, if you’ve ever lived here you can probably agree Oregon is truly is a special place to live, and our problems are really very minimal compared to so many other places you could live. Sure, it rains a lot where I’m at… That can get old sometimes, but so can the heat. If the rains not for you, then you might want to choose somewhere else to live. As a native, you get used to the 4 seasons, and you learn to appreciate them. If one thing is for certain, I’d much rather be here than some concrete jungle.

Exploring Oregon is very therapeutic for me. Getting in touch with nature is one of the best ways to clear my mind and get that high that no drug could ever give you. The following are photos I have spent the last 2 hours searching for, and I have hand picked every single one of them. While there’s an overabundance of absurdly beautiful photos of Oregon to choose from, it can be difficult to make short lists like these.

We hope you enjoy this collection, and as always we’d like to thank all of the amazing photographers who have shared these amazing photos on the Internet for everyone to see.

 

1. Wolf Creek Trestle Hike

2. Tamanawas Falls

A photo posted by Mike Warner (@mikephotog7) on

3. Oneonta Gorge

4. White River Falls

A photo posted by J E S S (@jtdales) on

5. Sisters in Bend

A photo posted by Kyle Hoverkamp (@kyle.pnw) on

6. Near 3 Pools

7. Crater Lake

A photo posted by Jasman Mander (@jasmanmander) on

8. Barr Creek Falls

A photo posted by Jasman Mander (@jasmanmander) on

9. Drift Creek Bridge

A photo posted by hillmurph (@hillmurph) on

10. Sparks Lake

11. Mount Hood

12. Multnomah Falls

A photo posted by Bryan Daugherty (@bdorts) on

13. Cape Kiwanda

14. Columbia River Gorge

A photo posted by Bryan Daugherty (@bdorts) on

15. Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade

A photo posted by Andres Medina (@andresmedina) on

16. Portland Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint

A photo posted by Katie Colson (@katie.colson) on

17. Salt Creek Falls

A photo posted by Tyler (@oregon_outback) on

18. Larch Mountain

19. Saddle Mountain

20. Upper Salmonberry River Trail

21. Thunderstorm in Bend

22. Clear Lake sunset

23. Mount Hood National Forest

A photo posted by Brian Stowell (@brianstowell) on

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