checkout my bike ride pics. Oregon is beautiful beyond trees as well :)
Oregon is amazing for a bunch of reasons. We have stunning nature, stunning wildlife, amazing weather during spring, summer, and fall. The people are some of the nicest and most hospitable people I've ever encountered. The entire state has a small town feel to it, especially when you realize everyone drives the speed limit.
Best thing though, you can live in the city and play in nature so easily. Nature is literally in your back yard.