We are a very green state -- both in terms of plants and sustainability. Yes, we love to reduce, reuse, recycle, renew!
Oregon in the spring is beautiful. Our winters tend to be mild but rainy and so when things finally start growing and flowers start blooming we remember why we suffered through seemingly endless dreary days.
Of course, there are some things that make the winters more cheery: beer. Oregon has good microbrews. I would say we have the best, but that could be my bias... :-) At least we grow plenty of hops and many people try their hand at making their own beer at some point when living here.
On days when it's nice -- and even when it's not -- we enjoy the beautiful scenery in the state. We have everything! High dessert, mountains, valley, coast, all within a few hours' drive.
|Mt. Hood -- my view wile driving, February 2010|
|Seaside is not our prettiest beach, but it's still nice.|