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View Poll Results: Most beautiful: Oregon or Washington?
Oregon! 8 36.36%
Washington! 14 63.64%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-16-2014, 05:17 AM
Location: Oregon, Pacific Northwest
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Here it is! I've been living in Oregon for all my life, and I've been hearing from Oregonians that "Oregon is better than Washington." Personally, I think Washington trumps Oregon. After all, Washington has three national parks and three national monuments, plus many beautiful and rugged wilderness areas: Mt. Rainier, at 14,411 feet, the highest mountain in the Cascades with the highest prominence in the lower 48; other volcanoes like Mt. St. Helens, Adams, Glacier, and Baker; the San Juan Islands, Olympic Mtns and Coast, Palouse Falls State Park, the Columbia River Gorge, and so much more.

But then Oregon has Crater Lake, the most volcanoes in the Cascades, the Oregon Coast, and the rugged desert region in the east, like the Painted Hills, Hells Canyon, Wallowas Mountains, and Smith Rock State Park.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:34 AM
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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They are both on a level playing field, but in my opinion the San Juan Islands put Washington over the top.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:58 AM
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When it comes to scenery they are too evenly matched to pick in my opinion. I would rather live in Oregon though.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:20 AM
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I live in Oregon, and I would say Washington's scenery is a little bit better, but it seems Oregon has a little more variety (I could be wrong), so it can go either way depending on what you prefer. Both are very beautiful States!
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:42 PM
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I also live in Oregon and would say that Washington has much better mountain scenery, but Oregon undoubtedly has better coastal scenery.
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:25 PM
Location: east of Renton
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Life-long resident of Washington, attended school in Oregon. Both states are stunningly beautiful. Unfortunately, given the hideous urban sprawl I experienced my last trip south, it looks like Oregon seriously got the short end of the stick, politically speaking. Hell of a shame. We have our share of bad stuff, too, but nothing like down south. Pretty even between the two states all in all, but I still have to go with Washington.
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