Oregon Retirement Information

One of the biggest draws here is the lifestyle. 400 miles of beaches and dunes are all open to the public and the mountains, lakes and rivers are all easy to access. There are many golf courses to enjoy.

Mt. Hood, the tallest of Oregon's Cascade peaks, stands watch over the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge from a height of 11,239 feet.

Portland has a booming cultural arena, from the Oregon Symphony and Portland Art Museum, as well as thriving art, music and creative scenes.

Oregon is a state divided by mountains. The Cascade Mountains stretch across the entire north/south length of Oregon, producing areas with two entirely different climates. West of the Cascades, a mild, moist marine climate prevails, while east of the Cascades, Oregon’s high desert country can be scorching hot or bitterly cold.

So how much does it rain in Oregon? On the coastal mountain range the average rainfall in certain areas is 120 plus inches.

Living In Oregon
Weather Oregon has a generally temperate climate, but there are marked regional variations. Lots of rain on the western 1/3, the rest gets very little.
Tornadoes Some risk
Thunderstorms Frequent
Hurricanes None
Earthquakes Rare
Wildfires Rare
Flooding Some along rivers
Tidal Surges Some
Mud Slides Rare
Volcanoes None
Snow Yes
Freezing Rain Yes
Cold Winds Yes
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