Living in Oregon

The Pacific Northwest offers the perfect mix of city life and outdoor adventure.

Columbia River Gorge

Why Oregon?

Oregon is among the country's top relocation destinations, boasting a moderate climate, varied cultural, recreational and community activities, and a welcoming population who care deeply about preserving the beauty and resources of the Northwest

Oregonians value maintaining a healthy work-life balance as well as increasing their opportunities for professional growth. Oregon is home to a number of world class research institutes and universities that have made notable advances in cancer treatment, oceanography, climate change, chemistry, biology and physics.


Oregon has a strong business climate and consistently ranks among the top states for businesses for its labor force and growth potential. Big tech and multibillion dollar companies such as Intel and Nike make up Oregon’s “Silicon Forest”. The health care industry is booming in Oregon with job growth trending faster than the national average.

Culture and Recreation

Oregon’s cities offer an appealing quality of life — four seasons, charming neighborhoods, quirky coffee shops, outdoor recreation, year-round farmers markets, performing arts, professional sports and a rich offering of children’s activities. There is always something new to explore no matter who you are.

skyline of Corvallis

Living in Corvallis

A tree-lined college town with a workforce that is among the highest educated in the Northwest.

Newberg rolling hills

Living in Newberg

Residents love this dynamic small city – joys of country living with modern amenities nearby.

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Ariel view of downtown Portland Oregon

Living in Portland

A vibrant city — the sixth biggest on the West Coast — Portland boasts an outstanding variety of neighborhoods, lovely surroundings, and a welcoming population.

Salem capitol building at sunset

Living in Salem

The state capital of Oregon definitely belongs on the list of the best family towns in Oregon.