Oregon Regions and Counties
There are many ways to divide the regions of Oregon, it's a big place. It is over 360 miles long, and over 400 miles across. it has vastly different population areas, climate, political, historical, cultural, geographical areas and transportation systems. We have divided the regions according to how we see it, and sometimes the areas will change on our website. If we have a large number of listings in a certain area, we will highlight that area. It changes with trends in the real estate business and areas that we are currently showcasing. Some of the counties on Oregon fall into several different regions, so they may be listed more than once. Click on the county links below each region to see our featured listings for each county!
Linn County is where our main office is located, 536 S. Main Street, in Lebanon. We have lived here for many years, raised our children here, and we absolutely love the area and our community. There are wonderful people here, and so much to do and see! We are still finding new things and places to explore. Lebanon is fortunate to be centrally located, so it's about an hour from the coast, an hour to the mountains, and hour to Portland, and about a half an hour to Eugene or Corvallis. Linn County is primarily a county of farming communities. Family and community are very important here. It is an excellent place to raise a family and run our business, we couldn't be happier here. The population of Linn County is under 150,000, Albany is the county seat. There are rivers and lakes, cultural events, concerts, large shopping stores and small boutiques, breweries, fantastic food, celebrations, festivals, car shows, parades, parks, waterfalls, covered bridges, hiking trails, and oh-so-many country roads, and you may occasionally be late because you were slowed down by a stray sheep in the road or a harvester moving to the next field. It does get its share of rain here in the valley, but as Oregonians, we know life doesn't slow down when it's raining. Linn County truly is a great place to live!
We are happy to service our client's real estate needs in all of Oregon! Our primary focus is in the counties of, Linn, Lane, Lincoln, Benton, Marion, Deschutes and Klamath. If you see a property you would like more information on anywhere in Oregon, please contact us!
The Cascade mountains extend from northern California to British Columbia. In Oregon, it comprises the Cascade Range, which is 260 miles long and, at greatest breadth, 90 miles wide. Oregon’s Cascade Range covers roughly 17,000 square miles, or about 17 percent of the state, an area larger than each of the smallest nine of the fifty United States. ~Oregonencyclopia.org
The Cascade Range in Oregon is bordered by Hwy 97 on the east side, and I-5 to the west. Much of the area in the Cascade Range is public lands, private timber lands, and some reservation land. There are private residential properties as well. The counties listed here will be listed in other sections as well, but they do fall within the Cascade Mountain Region.
The Willamette Valley is a 150-mile long valley in Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest. The Willamette River flows the entire length of the valley, and it is surrounded by mountains on three sides – the Cascade Range to the east, the Oregon Coast Range to the west, and the Calapooya Mountains to the south. The valley is synonymous with the cultural and political heart of Oregon, and is home to approximately 70 percent of its population including the six largest cities in the state: Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Hillsboro and Beaverton. ~Wikipedia
We love Klamath County and have spent a great deal of time exploring the area! It truly is beautiful country! The farms and ranches, quiet tranquility and wildlife are definitely a draw, but the people are what makes this area so special. It's a quieter lifestyle here, but I think most of us dream of places like this, if not to live and retire, then just to have a place to call your own and get away from it all and relax. Klamath County is vast, and there is a lot of open landscapes and sunshine. The county seat, Klamath Falls is known as the "Sunshine City" and boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year! It does get cold in the winters, but we live in the rainy Willamette Valley, and when we have had enough of the rain and want to go someplace where the sun is shining, it's almost always Klamath County!
AGENCY LAKE CHILOQUIN, OREGON TWO RIVERS NORTH
Set on the banks of the legendary fly-fishing paradise of the Williamson River, Chiloquin offers easy access to Crater Lake National Park and endless wildlife watching thanks to its nearby Agency Lake. In town, the Two Rivers Art Gallery & Gift Shop features the work of over 70 local makers, while nearby Train Mountain boasts the longest miniature railroad in the world at 36 miles of track, where you can ride through 2,200 acres of pine forest. Overnight campers have many choices, including Collier Memorial State Park & Logging Museum which sits on the pristine convergence of Spring Creek and the fabled Williamson River and tells the pioneer and logging history of the region.~Travel Oregon
The Sprague River area is a rural community in Klamath County, east of Chiloquin, Oregon. It is a small community of about 800 people, it feels like you are way out in the country here, yet it's only about 45 miles to Klamath Falls!
The town of Sprague River has a few shops, a Library/Post Office/ Hitching Post, where you can get some supplies, a gas station, and a deli.
The Sprague River flows by just outside of town. The lush, green, Sprague River Valley offers a sharp contrast to the high desert volcanic plateaus nearby. There are millions of acres of public lands surrounding the area in the Freemont-Winema National Forest to explore! World-class fishing in the Sprague River and its tributaries, hunting, fly fishing, horseback riding, OHV/ATV riding, hiking, camping, pretty much whatever you love to do outdoors, there is a place here to do it. The people here are hard-working, and always willing to help out a neighbor. It's a quieter kind of living here, a change to a more rural lifestyle.
We often have properties offered for sale here!
The area gets about 300 days of sunshine per year, so many people purchase properties here to live off-grid and use solar as a successful power alternative.
The Columbia River Gorge stretches an incredible 80 miles from east to west in the northwestern corner of Oregon. This stunning gorge houses the Columbia River which reaches depths as much as 4,000 feet! The views of the Gorge are unlike any other. Standing on Crown Point, you’ll appreciate the sight as the river travels eastward through the mountains. The waterfalls in the Gorge will leave you in awe as they spill from the rocks’ edges and pour into majestic pools of color. As you travel the Gorge to the east, the earthen sights increase with awe inspiring beauty. If you love to find adventure and love to explore new areas, then lace up your hiking boots and follow us as we lead you on a journey through the great Columbia River Gorge.~visitoregon.com
Portland is a city of regional importance to the Pacific Northwest and the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon. Within Oregon it is the county seat of Multnomah County, the largest county in Oregon by population. It is also the twenty-sixth largest city by population in the United States. It is a port city in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers in Northwestern Oregon. As of 2020, Portland had a population of 652,503, making it the 26th-most populated city in the United States, the sixth-most populous on the West Coast, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest, after Seattle ~Wikipedia
Northwest Oregon is a geographic and cultural region of the U.S. state of Oregon, composed of Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook counties. The region encompasses the northernmost parts of the state along the lower Columbia River. Northwest Oregon is bounded on the north and much of the east by the Columbia River which separates it from the state of Washington, on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and on the southeast by the rest of Oregon. The Willamette meridian marks the southeast corner. Saddle Mountain, at an elevation of 3,288 feet, is the highest mountain in the region. It is part of the Oregon Coast Range, which takes up most of the interior of the region. ~Wikipedia
It doesn’t get much more coastal than this region. And thanks to a pioneering beach bill, all 363 miles of Oregon’s coastline remain free and public. That means endless opportunities to comb for agates or glass floats, catch your own Dungeness crab or razor clam, watch for whales, seals and puffins, make footprints in the sand or simply be captivated by a winter storm from inside a cozy beachfront lodge. No matter the season, the Oregon Coast is a rejuvenating getaway. ~Traveloregon.com
Southern Oregon is a region of the U.S. state of Oregon south of Lane County and generally west of the Cascade Range, excluding the southern Oregon Coast. Counties include Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, and Josephine. It includes the Southern Oregon American Viticultural Area, which consists of the Umpqua and Rogue River drainages. As of 2015, the population in the four counties is about 471,000, and in the greater, seven-county definition, it is about 564,000.~Wikipedia
Central Oregon is a place of mysterious beauty that people often believe only exists in the movies. However, it is a real place with real splendor. The land is flooded with geographical wonders as the sands of the Oregon High Desert gleam under the constant rays of sunshine. There are countless sights of volcanic rock formations that form colorful buttes and crystalline clear crater lakes. The high, majestic mountains overshadow the lands like that of an artist’s paint brush. There aren’t many places quite like Central Oregon. Because the region is located in the rain shadow of the mountains, there is an incredible statistic of 300 days of sunshine annually. This is another part of the attraction to the area! The deep, blue skies are mesmerizing against the high desert sands and red rocks. Don’t be fooled though- Central Oregon has plenty of green to share as well. With a wide variety of tree life, shrubs and plant life, the region offers the best of both worlds.~visistoregon.com
The breathtaking sights of Eastern Oregon are more than picture worthy. They are memorable. From the terra-cotta red sands and hills to the dusty, desert plains to the Blue Mountains and vast, blue skies, it’s a geographical canvas filled with earthly color. Eastern Oregon consists of 8 counties in which these main cities reside: Hermiston, John Day, Baker City, La Grande, Ontario, Pendleton, Fossil, Mitchell and Burns. Hermiston is the largest city in Eastern Oregon and thrives off of major trades such as farming, tourism, timber and warehousing.
The climate in Eastern Oregon differs from that of Western Oregon. In fact, the weather is so different in the eastern side of the state that many visitors are often surprised! Oregon has the reputation of being a rainy state; however, that’s only the western side of the state. The eastern side of Oregon is dry with a mixture of desert, plains, mountains, buttes and beautiful landscapes. On a yearly basis, it receives less than 10 inches of rain! Despite much of the region being a high desert, it’s partially covered with pine and juniper forests. Although, these forests are seen in the mountainous areas. Eastern Oregon is often thought of as the last part of the Wild West. You can experience the mystery of the old ghost towns, pay a visit to the original Oregon Trail or become mesmerized by the Painted Hills. ~Visitoregon.com