Gold Beach is on Oregon's lush, rugged southern coast and is the site of Turtle Rock Resort, a cozy, all ages community with beach access, an on-site fishing guide, classes and cottages for sale.
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Tucked in scenic central Oregon, Sunriver is the site of beautiful Sunriver Resort, an all ages resort with a variety of home types, a commercial center, three golf courses, a fitness center and bountiful outdoor recreation.
Portland is in scenic northwestern Oregon and is the setting for King City, an established, wooded 55+ community with condos, town homes and single family homes. Residents enjoy two swmming pools, a golf course, a woodworking center, an extensive library, an arts and crafts room and more.
English and Spanish sailors spotted the Oregon coast in both the 1500s and the 1600s. British explorer Captain Cook mapped part of the coastline while he was seeking the Northwest Passage. Captain Robert Gray, helming the Columbia and another Brit, discovered the river and named it after his ship.
A fur depot called Astoria, and established by businessman John Astor, was formed in 1811. American settlers, as well as the Hudson Bay Company, soon fought over Oregon, but the Oregon Treaty of 1846 resolved the conflict. Great Britain gave up its claims to the area and left.
Oregon has a huge wood and lumber industry, and its salmon industry is one of the biggest in the world. Oregon also grows a lot of peppermint, blackberries, boysenberries, cover seed crops, black raspberries, loganberries and hazelnuts.
Interesting Oregon sites include Crater Lake National Park, Bonneville Dam, Mount Hood, Hells Canyon, Newberry Volcanic National Monument, and the Columbia River Gorge.
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