Oregonians are quite a varied bunch, but for the most part we’re very agreeable and kind. From working hard to appreciating the beauty of nature, here are 14 things that make Oregonians such wonderful folks:
14. They appreciate nature.
If there's one thing all Oregonians have in common, it's a shared admiration for the Beaver State's natural beauty.
13. They work hard...
Whether it's behind a desk, in a field, or at an easel, Oregonians know the value of hard work.
12. ... but they take time to relax, too.
We also know the value of spending time relaxing and rejuvenating.
11. They're unique.
Oregonians are not afraid to be themselves and let their freak flag fly.
10. They take long walks on the beach.
No, really. The Oregon coast is absolutely gorgeous, and most of us love to take a stroll along the shore whenever we get the chance.
9. They know all the best hidden gems...
Swimming holes, hikes, waterfalls, secret beaches, you name it. Especially when summer time comes around, we know all the best spots to check out, and we also love to discover new ones.
8. ... and all the best restaurants!
Oregon has so much delicious food, it's actually hard to go wrong.
7. They're friendly.
We like to take the time to smile at each other, get to know each other, and foster strong communities.
6. They're talented.
Here in Oregon, we're known for our many quirks and talents, whether it's playing music, writing, cooking, inventing, kite flying, etc.
5. They support local farms.
Not to mention, our local farms grow AMAZING produce.
4. They have awesome festivals.
There's a rose festival, a grape stomping festival, beer festivals, a Shakespeare festival, and so many more; Oregonians love to celebrate the things they care about. Here's a photo from the Tigard Balloon Festival.
3. They're environmentally conscious.
Oregonians care about the environment and do what they can to help protect it by recycling, composing, and reducing their carbon footprint.
2. They take the time to admire the sunset.
It may seem like a small gesture, but taking the time every day to appreciate the beauty of the world makes a big difference in people's lives and outlook.
1. They're adventurous.
Oregonians are always up for an adventure, especially if it leads somewhere beautiful.