Oneonta Gorge

Oneonta Gorge

Impressive gorge in basalt rocks, more than 30 m deep and some 470 m long. At the far end is the 30 m tall Oneonta Falls. Above the gorge on the Oneonta stream are three more waterfalls.

Lava River Cave in Oregon

Lava River Cave

Impressive, 1,588 m long lava cave, the largest in Oregon. Rediscovered in 1889 but obsidian flakes testify to the earlier discovery of the caves by the Native Americans.

Columbia River Gorge

Columbia River Gorge

Gorgeous canyon of Columbia River, up to 1,200 m deep. The canyon is some 130 km long and has numerous very impressive waterfalls. Microhabitats along the canyon contain unique, endemic species of plants.

Timberline Lodge in Oregon

Timberline Lodge

Historical lodge with an ornate interior that has many features of the Prairie Style. It was constructed in 1936-1938.

Portland Building

The Portland Building

The world’s first major building in Post-Modern style, constructed in 1982. This 15 floor high public office building has caused much controversy due to its bold design and also flaws.

Smith Rock

Landscape from Smith Rock

Spectacular, vertical cliffs at Crooked River. A popular site for climbing, the cliffs are up to 180 m high.

Painted Hills

Painted Hills, Oregon

Spectacular outcroppings of colored rocks over a larger area. There are red-colored laterite outcroppings, dark-colored layers of lignite, and grey-colored mudstone, siltstone, and shale layers. Rocks contain many fossils of early horses, camels, and other animals.

Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon in Oregon

Giant canyon of Snake River, the deepest one in the United States. The canyon is up to 2,436 m deep and up to 16 km wide. Snake River here has many spectacular rapids.