Ever dream of escaping from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life and spending some time relaxing in a charming small town in the middle of nowhere? Time seems to slow down in these beautiful, peaceful towns in Oregon. From old-timey mountain communities to seaside villages, these 12 small towns in Oregon are lovely through and through:
Nestled into the foothills of the Wallowa Mountains, this artsy town has a population of 1,081 and is surrounded by gorgeous scenery. The town itself is quiet yet welcoming, and it's a great home base for exploring the immense, extensive scenery surrounding it.
Located in Tillamook County, Nehalem is a wonderful small town (pop 271) rimmed by the beautiful Nehalem River, just a stone's throw from gorgeous beaches.
The beautiful town of Jacksonville is absolutely unique. A former gold mining boom town, this fascinating place has so many historic buildings (many of which date back to the 19th century) that the entire downtown district has been deemed a National Historic Landmark.
This lovely coastal village is home to just over 3,000 residents, and retains and wonderful, rustic charm. Eat fresh-caught seafood, walk along the beach, and breath in the fresh air in this unique little town.
Located in Marion County, the historic town of Aurora has a population of less than 100. It's full of historic buildings, small town charm, and beautiful rural scenery.
This awesome little town is nestled into the foothills of the Three Sisters mountains, and it's full of personality and charm.
Neskowin is a quaint seaside town in Tillamook County that is home to just 169 residents. This lovely town will sweep you off your feet.
5. Winchester Bay
Get away from it all in Winchester Bay, a beautiful community in Douglas County with a population of 382. Stroll along pristine beaches, fish in Lake Marie, and check out the charming shops and restaurants in town.
Located in the Columbia River Gorge near Hood River, the lovely town of Mosier is simply delightful.
Located in Lake County, this rural, welcoming town has 243 residents and is surrounded by expansive natural beauty.
This gorgeous seaside village is located just north of Cape Perpetua in Lincoln County. It's full of incredible seafood restaurants, quaint shops, and of course, amazing coastal scenery.
Located in Linn County, the historic town of Brownsville is a great place to explore. Walking down the streets, you'll feel like you've been transported back in time.