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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Explore Oregon

May 19, 2016 10:35:03 AM

You could do your DTS virtually anywhere in the world. Why come to YWAM Salem, Oregon? Here's one simple answer − you get to explore the great state of Oregon! 

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Here are the top 10 reasons Why You Should Explore Oregon...


1. We have our own seven wonders
You can feast your eyes on some incredible things without ever leaving the state. Crater Lake. Smith Rock. The Coast. The Gorge. The Wallowas. The Painted Hills. Mt. Hood. mark-tuzman-336533-unsplash

2. Best coffee scene around
If you’re picky about coffee, we speak that language. If you don’t care about coffee, that might start to change. You never have to look too far for a great a cup of coffee or a great coffee shop!


3. We’re the “Greenest” state in the US
No matter your political affiliation, going green is good for everyone. You’d be surprised what you can compost. We love our environment and we’re down to preserve it. Plus, we’re literally green.

4. You can be you!
Portland’s city slogan is “Keep Portland Weird”. Uniqueness is celebrated here. If roller skating, speaking pig latin and using suction cup bow and arrows is your thing, we love that about you!jamie-brown-1216625-unsplash

5. No sales tax
The Dollar Store isn’t secretly the $1.08 store.

6. PDX is frequently voted best airport in the US
It goes without saying that we travel A LOT. The more you travel, the more important airport quality becomes. It is glorious to know that no matter how many LAX’s and JFK’s we might occasionally have to pass through, our port of entry is excellent. The carpeting alone has a following. #pdxcarpet.IMG_6826

7. Proximity
Want to escape to the beach? That’s one hour away. Downtown of one of America’s coolest cities? So close! Desert? Hot Springs? Forest? Rainforest? Mountains? Farmland? Maybe even closer! Take the commute out of the seized weekend.

8. Portland’s one of the best foodie cities in America
Sure, everyone enjoys eating, but there is more to be experienced than you could ever imagine. Thanks to a diverse population, we’ve got the best recipes from around the globe competing for the chance to tantalize our tastebuds. From curries, to street tacos, ice creameries, and food carts -- Portland is the place to experience the best of everywhere.zack-spear-25261-unsplash

9. That Pioneer Spirit
At the core of this culture is a drive to go forth and explore, creating great things along the way. The restless need to keep moving forward hedges out any contentment with the status quo. Our founders braved the unknown and moved west in covered wagons, emboldening us to pursue dreams of our own!

10. YWAM Salem is HERE!
YES! Oregon is our home, and we love it here! What are you waiting for? Don't take our word for it; see for yourself by coming to do one of our missions training programs.fullsizeoutput_141b

Interested in Jesus, adventure, and growing in your faith?

Do a Discipleship Training School, YWAM’s flagship missionary training course. It's a great gap year option. It's also perfect for anyone looking to step out of the ordinary and grow in your faith.

How does it work?

First, you’ll spend 3 months getting to know God amongst a vibrant Christian community and the inspiring beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Then you’ll embark on a life-changing 2-month overseas missions trip, focused on making God known. A new DTS starts every September, January, April, and June! Submit your info below to learn more. 

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