9 best places to live in Oregon

Portland - Oregon's largest city, known for its food

Bend - Located in central Oregon, known for its outdoor recreation opportunities

Salem - Oregon's capital city, with a thriving downtown area

Eugene - Home to the University of Oregon, with a vibrant arts scene

Corvallis - Home to Oregon State University, with a strong sense of community

Ashland - Located in southern Oregon, known for its Shakespeare festival

Hood River - Located in the Columbia River Gorge, known for its windsurfing

Beaverton - Located just outside of Portland, known for its parks, schools

Lake Oswego - Located just south of Portland, known for its high-end shopping and dining