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Best Places to Retire in Oregon

Best Places to Retire in Oregon
Do you want to retire in Oregon? Below are our recommendations for the best places to retire in Oregon. Click on the destination links to find area description and characteristics, area amenities and things to do, climate and weather, housing options, cost of living, senior assistance, area demographics and job & volunteer opportunities.

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retire in Astoria & Warrenton / Lower Columbia regionAstoria & Warrenton / Lower Columbia region, Oregon - Astoria is that little town that could, a city of 10,000 people on the Columbia River, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. Founded 200 years ago at the beginning of Oregon’s North Coast, Astoria has been through boom and bust times more than once, weathering the collapse of both the Columbia River fishery and Oregon timber industry.


retire in Port OrfordPort Orford, Oregon - A small town of about 1500 residence, plus a surrounding area with about 30% additional population. Port Orford is the oldest townsite on the Oregon coast, and has one of only a few dolly docks in the world (where boats get lifted out of the ocean onto a dock). The town has several bars, two stores, 1 doctor's office, ambulance and fire department.

retire in BendBend, Oregon - Bend is one of the best kept secrets in Oregon. This high desert community has a little something for everyone from recreational opportunities to arts and culture. It’s a great place to live, play, and above all relax! The weather in Bend makes it a retirees paradise! Many people characterize Bend’s climate as filled with moderate days and cool nights.


retire in Tualatin ValleyTualatin Valley, Oregon - The Tualatin Valley, located in Portland's backyard, is comprised of 10 cities and dozens of smaller, incorporated areas of Washington County, Oregon. As the gateway to Oregon wine country, the Tualatin Valley is home to more than 30 wineries, a dozen breweries, dozens of u-pick farms, a dozen golf clubs, and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking and cycling trails.

retire in Columbia River GorgeColumbia River Gorge, Oregon - Built in the rain shadow of Mt. Hood, The Dalles is a sunny destination offering outdoor recreation of every kind: cycling, hiking, fishing, rafting, camping, and much more. Located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, The Dalles is surrounded by forests, orchards, high desert and, of course, the mighty Columbia River. It is an area rich in history and resources.

retire in Lake Oswego OregonLake Oswego Oregon, Oregon - Lake Oswego is a community rich with art, culture, historical resources, quality schools, vibrant business districts, and an abundance of activities and events for all ages.

retire in WoodburnWoodburn, Oregon - Woodburn is located half-way between Portland Oregon and Salem Oregon, with a population of approximately 25,000 people. Demographics include a large senior residential area, a sizable Hispanic population that includes many cultural aminities. We have a large presence of agricultural services.

retire in RoseburgRoseburg, Oregon - Roseburg is the heart of the scenic recreational paradise known as the Land of Umpqua. Here you will find authentic outdoor adventures and experiences bordered by picturesque rivers, lush valleys and one of Oregon’s premier wine regions. Located in the center of it all, Roseburg is the perfect destination to combine all your favorite activities and adventures while discovering new ones.

retire in WilsonvilleWilsonville, Oregon - With excellent schools, parks, jobs and housing, Wilsonville truly does bring people of different backgrounds and socio-economic status together in a city that has kept its rural charm.


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