Medford, Oregon (pop. 75,000+) is a small town in southern Oregon with big ambitions and a friendly character. Located at a convenient crossroads of the northwest -- roughly halfway between Portland and San Francisco and near many southern Oregon destinations -- Medford welcomes visitors. A clean and vibrant downtown offers a selection of restaurants, shops, art galleries and entertainment, while a wide selection of hotels serve travellers looking for inexpensive alternatives to lodging at more popular nearby attractions.
The Medford area is certainly a pleasant one, which helps explain the city's recent growth. Surrounding mountains shield the town from temperature extremes, producing warm summers and mild winters. Old-fashioned covered bridges stretch across the many rivers and streams that run through the Rogue Valley and the surrounding foothills and mountains. It's easy to enjoy outdoor recreation activities such as hiking, biking, rafting, and golf at the state parks and other open areas nearby. Even the beach is less than a two hour drive to the west.
Medford is located in southern Oregon, along Interstate 5 just north of Ashland. For more information about the Medford area, please select a topic of interest from the list on the left.