OR Posted in Oregon February 28, 2016 by Tessa Metcalf Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know About Oregon From A To Z Oregon is an amazing place to live and the adventures to be had here are endless. From waterfalls to rodeos, here are 26 things to know about this wonderful and unique Northwestern state. Abiqua Falls. Flickr/ Thomas Shahan Abiqua Falls is a gorgeous waterfall near Scotts Mills. Bend. Flickr/ Rhiannon Boyle Bend is one of Oregon's largest cities, and it's basically heaven on earth for lovers of outdoor sports, craft beer, and sunshine. Crater Lake. Flickr/ Charles Dawley Crater Lake is an amazing natural lake located in the caldera of a dead volcano in Southern Oregon. It's the deepest lake in the country and the water is vibrantly blue. Donuts. Flickr/ Holly Hayes Oregonians take their weird donuts seriously---and they're amazing. Eugene. Flickr/ Russ Eugene is a great town in the Willamette Valley. It's home to the University of Oregon and the beloved Oregon Ducks. Food scene. Flickr/ yoruhana Oregon has an incredible food scene, from the farm-to-table restaurants in McMinnville to the amazing seafood on the coast and Portland's innovative cuisine. The Gorge. Flickr/ Peter Roome The Columbia River Gorge is located on the northern rim of Oregon, and it's absolutely stunning. Haystack Rock. Flickr/ Bruce Irschick The amazing Haystack Rock is located at Cannon Beach. Ice cream. Flickr/ Abi Porter Oregon has amazing ice cream. Here's a scoop of Portland's famous Salt & Straw. Joseph. Flickr/ Bruce Fingerhood Nestled into the beautiful Wallowas in eastern Oregon, Joseph is one of Oregon's wonderful small towns. Kite festival. Flickr/ OCVA Oregon has three main kite festivals: the Southern Oregon Kite Festival in Brookings, the Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce Kite Festival, and the Lincoln City Kite Festivals (which include the Summer Kite Festival, the Fall Kite Festival, and the Indoor Kite Festival). Lighthouses. Flickr/ Peter Roome The Oregon coast is spotted with incredible lighthouses. Marionberries. Flickr/ Brent Miller Marionberries are a delicious kind of blackberry that was invented in Oregon. There's nothing better than a fresh Oregon marionberry pie... Nature. Flickr/ Ben Oregon's natural scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Portland. Flickr/ Thomas Hawk The largest city in Oregon, Portland is a cultural hub for music, art, and food. Oregon State Fair. Flickr/ PhotoAtelier The Oregon State Fair is a yearly festival that occurs in Salem. Quaint. Flickr/ Oregon Department of Transportation Oregon is full of charming towns, farms, and rural communities. Rodeos. Flickr/ liz west This incredible photo was taken at Oregon's historical Pendleton Round-Up. Salem. Flickr/ Jasperdo Oregon's lovely capital. Tillamook cheese. Flickr/ Tillamook Cheese The Tillamook Cheese Factory is located in Tillamook, Oregon. Umpqua River. Flickr/ Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington The Umpqua River and the Umpqua National Forest is located in beautiful southern Oregon. Vortex. Flickr/ James Wellington The Oregon Vortex and House of Mystery, located near Gold Hill, is a strange and incredible place where balls roll uphill, brooms stand upright, and people seem to change sizes as you look at them. You have to see it to believe it! Wildlife. Flickr/ OCVA Oregon is full of amazing wildlife. XXX. Flickr/ Todd Mecklem There are more strip clubs per capita in Portland than any other city in the country. Yachats. Flickr/ Al Case Yachats is a beautiful coastal town and it was listed as one of the "Ten Coolest Small Towns in America" by Budget Travel Magazine. Zip Lining. Website/ High life Adventures One fun outdoor activity you can experience in Oregon is zip lining. This photo is from High Life Adventures in Warrenton. What else should people know about Oregon?