Located on the northeastern part of the country, the US state of Oregon is famous for diverse landscape and lively outgoing people. The state thus makes an excellent starting point if you are looking forward for a romantic adventure of your own, especially with a wealthy partner to give your company.
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Check out the big landowners
Oregon’s economy has been traditionally land-based with agriculture, wine production and timber constituting the main segments. One of the most fertile areas is the Willamette Valley where soil deposited from the Missoula Floods has helped production of a variety of fodder crops and food including special ones like hazelnut and cranberries. However today the state is chiefly known as one of the best wine-producing regions in the country. In fact due to regional similarities in climate and soil, the grapes planted in Oregon are often the same varieties found in the French regions of Alsace and Burgundy. In 2005, Oregon had around 330 wineries, the third highest among all the states in the country. So if you are keen to make your acquaintance with the rich guys of Oregon, get yourself out in the countryside. And you just might find that beautiful experiences like picking fruits from orchards, camping in the forests or taking a tour of the vineyards in the state might put in touch with a budding landowner or an already established one.
Get to know the geeks
In the last few decades, Oregon’s economy has become more diverse and shifted from its earlier focus on the land. Now Oregon is a significant hub of high technology industries and services in the Pacific Northeastern part of the country. Tectronix was one of the earliest companies to set base in the state and in fact its largest private employer till the late 1980s. After that Intel was the next major company to arrive at and eventually expand its facilities in the Washington County areas. Today Intel is the state's largest for-profit private employer and operates four large facilities, with Ronler Acres, Jones Farm and Hawthorn Farm all located in Hillsboro. In fact the spin-offs and start-ups that were produced by these two major companies soon landed Oregon’s software industry the nickname Silicon Forest - an aside to the world famous San Francisco-based Silicon Valley. The dense concentration of software experts in Oregon’s high-tech industry means that the state today boasts of a large number of skilled and high-tech professionals who take home hefty paychecks, either as salaried employees or from their own enterprises. So watch out for the so-called geeks and don’t be misled by their supposed lack of social skills since behind that awkward exterior is usually hidden the sharpest brain and million-dollar bank accounts. Finally the best part about looking to date these wealthy techies is that most of them are likely to be the youngest richest singles around.
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Explore the outdoors
Oregon has an immensely diverse topography with windswept coastlines on the west, to high mountain ranges, evergreen forests and even miles of rocky desert. Little wonder then the state’s residents are mostly enthusiastic about sports and outdoor activities. While the usual national sports like baseball, basketball, football are played here too, Oregon is famous for offering world class facilities for biking, trekking, surfing, fishing golfing and skiing. However if you are in the lookout for rich single men as playmates, it would be a good idea to stick to expensive activities like golfing, sailing and skiing which attract tend to attract the type of men who have disposable income to burn. Mount Hood in Oregon in fact hosts the only year round ski-season in the continent and is dotted with fashionable resorts. On the other hand, you can also check in at private recreational clubs which offer wealthy executives and entrepreneurs some quality time while fishing in any of the state’s many rivers. Spending time on a golf course or at a skiing resort can only increase your chances of meeting a successful man and, as a plus, gives you something to talk about when he asks you out on a date.
Attend filming events
Blessed by incredible natural beauty and diversity, Oregon has emerged as a premier tourist destination in recent times. Apart from private vacationers, the state has been drawing people from the entertainment industry who want to film movies and shows with the state’s amazing scenery as the backdrop. Among the most famous motion pictures to be filmed in Oregon are Free Willy, The Ring, Swordfish, The River Wild, My Own Private Idaho, Twilight and so on. Most recently the Hell’s Canyon which is the deepest river gorge in the continent and the Oregon badlands formed the set location for an episode of the adventure reality show, Man Vs Wild. In case you are as much attracted to glamour as to big bucks, keep track of any movies or TV shows being filmed in the state and you are sure to find among the actors or the show’s professionals a guy who is single and doesn’t mind being given a tour of the place by an attractive local.
Frequent upscale hangouts
If you are looking for the hottest nightspots in Oregon, you need to stick to major cities like Portland, Salem and Eugene. Among these Portland is considered the cultural capital of the state and offers a vast range of entertainment options. Apart from having classy restaurants like Lucere and Oba , Portland is known for upscale bars and nightclubs like Mint/820 and Purple Tooth. In the state capital city Salem, the nightlife is mainly concentrated in the downtown area but there are ample opportunities for catching a play, a concert and more for the culturally interested. Finally the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is the highpoint of the cultural calendar of the state and attracts discriminating audience as well as popular crowds. Located in charming downtown Ashland, each season of the Festival presents 11 classic and contemporary plays on three unique stages in rotating repertory from February through October. So if you want to get to know the singles Oregon who boast of refined tastes as much as deep pockets, such cultural attractions are not to be missed.