Welcome to Medford, Oregon
Beautiful, scenic, and diverse global wine destination in the heart of Rogue Valley.
Medford is the heart of the Rogue Valley and the largest city in Southern Oregon (the 8th largest city in Oregon). Named one of the top global wine destinations by Forbes Magazine and Wine Enthusiast, Medford offers easy access to some “bucket list” destinations like the world-famous Crater Lake
, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
, Table Rocks
, Britt Festival
, and so much more (fun fact: Medford was the first place to produce Comice pears outside of France!).
Medford is home to high-end dining, a unique shopping experience, and world-class fishing, hiking and rafting. Medford is a fast-growing urban center and an increasingly diverse place to live with urban amenities and exciting attractions. The city has 200 days of sunshine and annual precipitation of 23 inches, plus it is a convenient travel spot with its own Rogue Valley International Airport. The Rogue River, known for salmon runs, rugged scenery, and whitewater rafting, is another beautiful natural attribute.
What to Love
- Global wine destination
- Year-round outdoor recreation
- Artisanal culinary scene
- Many world-famous attractions
People & Lifestyle
Medford is a charming and beautiful hidden gem brimming with a diverse array of activities, events and opportunities. Given that Rogue Valley surrounds Medford, there are plentiful opportunities for outdoor excursions and recreation, which is very attractive to outdoorsy types. With great schools and some of the best hiking in the state, Medford has become a popular and diverse community for young professionals and families who appreciate the town’s excellent schools.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Southern Oregon Wine Country boasts a robust and tantalizing culinary scene known for artisan food and award-winning wines served at popular local breweries and wineries like Common Block Brewing Company
and RoxyAnn Winery
. Dinner at Porters
, an upscale restaurant housed inside a former 1910 train station, is an absolute must. Make sure you save room for the Jack Daniel’s bread pudding, served with Whiskey creme anglaise and rich caramel sauce.
Things to Do
If you're looking for ways to entertain your children, visit the Craterian
or Holly Theater
to watch a live performance. The Kid Time Children’s Museum
is another great way to spend an afternoon, with interactive and intellectually stimulating exhibits for kids of all ages to enjoy.
The historic Hanley Farm
is a 37-acre working farm offering educational programs and demonstrations of their farm work. Train enthusiasts and curious minds will appreciate the Railroad Park
, where you can see everything from full-size train cars to a selection of scale-model train layouts and an operating outdoor Garden Railway you can ride.
Medford is served by the excellent Medford School District 549C
. There are also several great private and charter schools in the city. The following are some of the most notable: