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Top 10 + Things To Do In Oregon

Saturday, October 08, 2022

If you've ever wondered what the Top 10 or more things to do in Oregon are some Oregon Highlights

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Of all the places we have seen in the United States, Oregon has to be one of our favorite places to spend the summer.

Abbie Blueberry Picking in Corvallis Oregon at Blueberry Meadows
Wyatt Gunzel Blueberry Picking at Blueberry Meadows in Corvallis, Oregon

We have always told our kids about our memories in the summer there spent camping, picking, berries, and of course eating at our favorite place for Hawaiian BBQ, so they have been looking forward to it for years.

Jon Gunzel with his favorite Corvallis, Oregon Food at Local Boyz Hawaiin Cafe.

(Go eat at Local Boyz Hawaiian Cafe, in Corvallis, Oregon.  You will thank me later! Not sure what to order? Get a #6 and a #20. Yum!)

Crater Lake National Park

The Gunzel Family At Crater Lake

We were headed to Corvallis to see friends and then to the coast, but on the way, we made sure to visit Crater Lake.

Now, we have been there before, but catching it in July was the best ever. We went early to avoid the crowds and it was breathtaking.

The view from Crater Lake Rim at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon USA

Picture mounds of clean snow still melting and the warm sun on your face as you walk out to a beautiful view point.

As you look into the crater, your breath is taken away from the extreme depth and clarity of the water.

It is a deep ice blue and if you listen, you can hear water trickling and maybe even a natural landslide occur.

The Crater Lake Viewpoint just north of the Visitor Center

After walking the paved path edge, we made our way down to a lookout that had some information about the history of the crater. 

There were excellent places to take pictures, and a closer look that even allowed us to see where the cliffs meet the water.

The Gunzel Family at the Crater Lake National Park Entrance Sign

When you visit, it is a spectacular view from the edge and an experience you can top off with a souvenir if you want.

(We enjoy collecting ornaments from different places we visit).

Oregon High Cascades Lake Near Sisters, Oregon

We enjoyed it all then headed out to make our way across the Cascade Mountain Range and enjoy the view and environment of Sisters for lunch on our way.

On To Corvallis, Oregon

Corvallis, Oregon Benton County Courthouse

If you go in the summer, it will probably be packed so you’ll want to make reservations early.

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However, if you make it to the KOA near Corvallis, OR, you can sneak into town and order Local Boyz Takeout, then go to a beautiful picnic lunch and let your kids play at the park.

The Gunzel Family Enjoying Local Boys and a Beautiful Corvallis Park Dinner

That’s what we did.

Our first night in Corvallis, we drove around and showed the kids where we used to live, the university, and picked up our favorite cold local milk.

It felt so good to be “home” again!

We spent four days visiting with friends, taking Abbie to her first rodeo, going blueberry picking, buying local fresh fruits and vegetables and then headed out to the coast.

The Oregon Coast
(Newport, Depot Bay and Cannon Beach)

The Gunzel Family at Newport, Oregon and the Embarcadero Resort

For our coast experience, we stayed in Newport on the bay at a beautiful room at the Embarcadero Resort.

Jon Gunzel, Wyatt Gunze, Abbie Gunzel, and Trina Gunzel enjoy fresh seafood and chowder at Mo's Chowder in Newport, Oregon on the Oregon Coast

We enjoyed fresh clam chowder bread bowls at Mo’s Chowder.

The Gunzel Family on the Oregon Coast, crabbing at Kelly's, Glass Blowing, and enjoying nature

Then we enjoyed crabbing near Cannon Beach. (For a friendly, fun, and unique crabbing experience, go to Kelly’s for the best time!

(We had never done this before and it was an absolute blast taking the kids out on a boat in the harbor and netting our own fresh crab for lunch!)

The Gunzel Family Views from the Oregon Coast

The views are breathtaking and you can’t ask for better weather!

If you are looking for an amazing summer experience, add Oregon to your list!

Multonomah Falls, Oregon

The Gunzel Family Multonomah-COLLAGE

Fresh food, hikes, outdoor experiences, and smiles make for great summer memories!

Plus, who doesn’t enjoy waterfalls and Multonomah Falls is one of the best!

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Hugs, Trina

The Gunzel Family with their 5th wheel and Truck at the start of their 50 in 50 Trip

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