The best medical facilities in the state are in Portland, Salem, and Eugene.

If you suffer from a chronic illness, consult your doctor before your departure. Pack prescription medications in your carry-on luggage, and carry them in their original containers, with pharmacy labels -- otherwise they may not make it through airport security. Visitors from outside the U.S. should carry generic names of prescription drugs. For U.S. travelers, most reliable healthcare plans provide coverage if you get sick away from home. Foreign visitors may have to pay all medical costs up front and be reimbursed later.


Oregon's tourist spots are generally safe. Portland is a relatively safe city, but you should take some precautions.

As a general precaution, avoid deserted areas, especially at night, and don't go into public parks at night. In theaters, restaurants, and other public places, keep your possessions in sight. If you plan to go hiking or participate in outdoor activities, don't leave anything valuable in your car. Park in well-lit, busy areas whenever possible.

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