Posted in Oregon Attractions November 22, 2016 by Tessa Metcalf 12 Small Towns In Rural Oregon That Are Downright Delightful Oregon is full of amazing small towns nestled into the beautiful landscape. From tranquil coastal villages to remote back-country towns, these 12 rural towns in Oregon are absolutely enchanting. 12. Sisters flickr/ Jonathan Nestled into the foothills of the Three Sisters, this artsy little town is full of cozy cafes, galleries, shops, lodges, and more; it's also a perfect launching pad for nature lovers who want to explore the surrounding landscape. 11. Baker City flickr/ Baker County Tourism Baker City is the seat of the gorgeous Baker County, and it's a true gem. This wonderful town is sure to charm any visitor -- especially in the winter, when the snow-powdered streets are full of festive lights and decorations. 10. Shaniko flickr/ Jasperdo Located just off HWY 97 in remote Wasco County, Shaniko is one of Oregon's most incredible ghost towns. Full of historic abandoned buildings, this awesome ghost town is absolutely worth a visit. 9. Joseph flickr/ Sam Beebe Joseph is a fantastic little town that is truly remote. Rimmed by the stunning Wallowa Mountains, this artsy town is full of amazing bronze sculptures, cafes, galleries, shops, and more. Plus, it's right next to the gorgeous Wallowa Lake, and is in close vicinity to the Eagle Cap Wilderness, Zumwalt Prairie, Hells Canyon, and more. 8. Yachats wikipedia/ Elizabeth Gates Located on the rugged Oregon Coast near Cape Perpetua, this wonderful seaside village is a perfect place to get away from it all. 7. Oakland flickr/ Jasperdo Located in Douglas County, Oakland (pop. 927) is a wonderful rural town surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Full of incredible historic buildings, Oakland's small but vibrant main street is incredibly charming. 6. Silverton flickr/ Edmund Garman The lovely town of Silverton is located in the Willamette Valley between Salem and the amazing Silver Falls State Park. There's a wonderful downtown area to explore, as well as the incredible Oregon Garden. 5. Florence flickr/ Einahpets32 (Stephanie) Located in Lane County, this amazing village by the sea is home to amazing restaurants, beautiful scenery, and small-town, coastal charm. 4. Prineville flickr/ A. F. Litt Prineville is a wonderful little town located right next to Ochoco Wayside State Park in Crook County. Full of unique businesses and natural beauty, the town of Prineville is a fantastic hidden gem. 3. Brownsville flickr/ Jasperdo Located in Linn County, this historic small town is home to nearly 1,700 residents. You can check out a fascinating musem, explore the shops and cafes, and more in this charming little town. 2. Cottage Grove flickr/ Michael Olsen With a population of nearly 10,000, this mid-sized town in Lane County is absolutely delightful. Home to 6 historic covered bridges, Cottage Grove is known for being the "Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon". 1. Jacksonville flickr/ Einahpets32 (Stephanie) 1. Located in Jackson County, this awesome town is absolutely enchanting. Full of historic buildings, the entire downtown is a designated National Historic Landmark. Find out about some more awesome small towns in Oregon here.