A love letter to Oregon, designed to inspire your (inevitable) adventure.

Hi there!

I'm Antonina, pleased to meet you!
I’ve lived in Oregon my whole life (Portland, to be exact). I’ve traveled to 20+ countries yet still find myself eager to land in PDX and uber on home.

I started Oregon Essential as a means to share my passion for Oregon with those visiting the state. I hope you'll join me in discovering everything that makes this place so amazing.

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Oregon is an inspiration. Whether you come to it, or are born to it, you become entranced by the state's beauty, the opportunity she affords, and the independent spirit of her citizens. - Tom McCall 
Oregon Coast Road Trip

Love Oregon?

Me too! I share helpful guides (with beautiful photos, of course).

You can expect one (short) email per month.