SPG's State Guide to Sports in Oregon

Consider this your formal invitation – please join us as we celebrate the magnificent spirit of sport in the state that we are so fortunate to call home.

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We Have It All in Oregon!

There’s an intense spirit of sport that flows through our entire state, from the bright lights of Portland to the windswept shores of Bandon Dunes; from the stunning Columbia River Gorge – home to the world’s best windsurfing and kiteboarding – to the high desert adventure oasis of Bend; from the world-famous Pendleton Round- Up in rugged Eastern Oregon to the nation’s undisputed epicenter of track and field in Eugene. On top of that, we have a broad coalition of experienced tourism partners across the state – ready and eager to serve events of all shapes and sizes.

We are genuinely unique when it comes to activity and recreation. After all, where else can you go surfing in the Pacific Ocean, skiing on Mt. Hood and tax-free shopping at the Nike, adidas and Columbia Sportswear stores – all in the same day? Where else can you run a half marathon through the lush vineyards of Oregon wine country in the morning and be inspired by jaw-dropping scenic wonders like Crater Lake and the Painted Hills in the afternoon?

For world-class events, we are equally unique and successful. Together with our hospitality and business partners across the state, we’ve broken attendance records, and ushered in new, lucrative events to our state. We are a consistent stop for both Men’s and Women’s Division 1 Basketball Tournaments, we’ve anchored the award-winning IRONMAN 70.3 Oregon into our region, and have experienced unparalleled success for the IAAF World Track & Field Championships in 2022 at Hayward Field. We also host the world’s most famous relay – the 196-mile Hood to Coast – as well as three separate world-class auto racing events (NASCAR, IndyCar, and Formula E). And Oregon will play host to the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Final Four in 2030. 

But we’re not stopping there. We’re looking for every possible opportunity to bring the best in sport to our state. So, give us a shot.


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