From the high desert in the east, to the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Hood standing over 11,000 feet above sea level, to the foggy coastline on the Pacific Ocean, Oregon is known for its beauty and variety of landscapes. Eight of the ten most populous cities including Portland and the capital city of Salem are located in Western Oregon in the valley of the Willamette River. Agriculture, tourism, forestry and fisheries, and technology are the major sectors of economy in the state. Hazelnuts and cranberries are harvested, lakes and mountains are explored, timber is produced, and several large data centers call Oregon home. Oregon is a picturesque state with plenty to offer the outdoor enthusiast, nature lover, entrepreneur, and is perfect for families looking for good way of life.