Benton County is in Oregon. Whether you are a potential homeowner looking for a lot for sale or a builder or developer seeking land for sale for your next project, the perfect property for you may be found in Oregon. The Beaver State, located in the Pacific Northwest region on the Pacific coast, is bordered by Washington, California, Nevada and Idaho. The Columbia and Snake rivers form much of the state’s boundaries to the north and east, respectively. The most populous cities in this coastal state are Portland, Eugene and Salem, followed by Gresham, Hillsboro and Beaverton. Portland not only is Oregon's most populous city, but ranks third in the Pacific Northwest region, after Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Portland also is known for its plentiful outdoor activities, liberal politics, and passion for beer and coffee. The city’s unofficial slogan is "Keep Portland Weird". Eugene is home to the University of Oregon (go Ducks!), and is a city known for its natural beauty, interest in the arts, outdoor recreation (particularly cycling, running, rafting and kayaking), political activists and “alternative” lifestyles. Salem is Oregon’s state capital and is where both Willamette University and Corban University are located. Not surprisingly, the largest public employer in the city is The State of Oregon and Salem Hospital is the largest private employer. Willamette Valley in western Oregon is the state's most densely populated area and is home to eight of the ten most populous cities. Residents and visitors of Oregon enjoy the many offerings of the state’s diverse landscape. Oregon has a beautiful Pacific coastline, the rugged Cascade Mountain Range with its volcanoes, gorgeous waterfalls, a variety of forests, including evergreen, mixed and deciduous. The eastern part of the state includes high deserts extending to the Great Basin. The rainy Western Oregon coast gives rise to firs and redwoods; then semi-arid shrublands, prairies, deserts, steppes and meadows spread from central Oregon to the east. Adventure to Mount Hood – home of 12 named glaciers and snowfields – and explore the natural wonder of Crater Lake National Park. With the variety of natural beauty and geographic offerings, Oregon is an outdoor paradise, hosting a plethora of options for camping, fishing, snow sports, whitewater rafting, world-class windsurfing, cycling, golfing and even skateboarding. Oregon has more than 100 state and federal parks. Some of the popular attractions in Oregon include: Multnomah Falls; Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Seaside, Oregon (the official end to the Lewis and Clark Trail); Oregon Museum of Science and Industry; Crater Lake National Park; Oregon Zoo; Oregon Coast Aquarium; Portland Classical Chinese Garden, and the historic Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood. If you like nuts, wine and beer, Oregon is the state for you! Oregon grows 99% of the U.S. commercial crop of hazelnuts, is one of the top wine-producing states, and is home to the city with the largest number of breweries in the world: Portland. Oregon also is the top softwood lumber producer in the U.S., and has one of the largest salmon-fishing industries in the world. Athletics giants Nike and Adidas are both headquartered in Oregon, as are Harry and David, and several Fortune 1000 companies, including Intel and many other high technology industry and services companies, publishers and others. If you are seeking property in Oregon, you will find a wide variety of choices from waterfront property for sale, lake property for sale, riverfront land for sale, oceanfront property for sale, golf-course lots for sale, mountain lots for sale, vacant land for sale and even cheap land for sale.
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