: Mural on W. Lincoln Street

Latino Community in Oregon

Latinos are the largest minority group in Oregon, with roots tracing as far back as the 16th century.

In 1774, Juan Perez reached the Oregon Coast to become the first European to describe Yaquina Head and make landfall in the present-day Oregon. Next came the vaqueros (horsemen and cattle herders) and mule packers, hired to help with cattle drives to the Oregon Territory. Known as Buckaroos, these Spanish cowboys settled in Harney County to work on ranches and are among the pioneers of Eastern Oregon.

Latino farm workers have been essential to the state’s vineyards, hop farms and coveted farm-to-table culinary scene. Today Latino entrepreneurship through small businesses is part of Oregon’s everyday fabric.

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Adventures across Oregon

La riqueza natural de Oregon es tanta, que tiene su propia lista de Siete Maravillas, y una de ellas se encuentra en la zona central del estado: la Smith Rock.

Yesenia Castro on journey in discovering the outdoors.

Es tiempo de alistar la hielera, cargar el equipo para acampar y partir en un viaje por la carretera con los niños.

Reconectate con la naturaleza y descubre una de las 7 maravillas de Oregon — las Painted Hills. Ubicadas en el condado de Mitchell, Painted Hills es una serie de colinas de arcilla con tonos rojizas y doradas únicas a Eastern Oregon.

VISITA OREGON: AVENTURAS EN ESPAÑOL