There are 36 counties in The Beaver State. And if you are looking to make Oregon your next home, you can choose from a mix of metropolitan areas, coastal cities, or small towns in the Cascade mountain range. Deserts, semi-arid shrub lands, volcanoes, copious bodies of water and lavish evergreen forests make Oregon one of the most geographically diverse states in the U.S. The state offers the ideal place for virtually anyone. Among other perks, the crime is low, the air is clean, and people are healthy.
With 632,309 residents, Portland is by far the most populous city in Oregon. It is followed by Salem, the state’s capital, and Eugene with just a bit over 160,000 people. Portland has gained a national reputation thanks to the popular IFC comedy series “Portlandia”. The city continuously ranks as one of the best places to live in the nation, and is often referred to as the “place where young people go to retire.”
Cost of living is slightly higher in Oregon than the national average. At the same time, the amount of living expenses will vary by area. While Portland has a reputation for being one of the most expensive cities in the U.S., small towns and rural areas may see costs that are way below the national average.
Historically, the state’s economy has been based mostly on fishing, timber, and agriculture. Today, thanks to the Silicon Forest, technology has become another one of Oregon’s major economic forces.
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