Oregon is mostly known for being very wet. It rains a lot which means it's very green...on the other side of the mountain...where I lived for 40 years. Central Oregon is something else entirely. It takes some getting used to...a dry, brown, rocky climate is not where I ever imagined myself living. Part of the problem may be the conception of what the desert is...based on its definition:
desert, noun. a region so arid that it supports only sparse vegetation or none at all.
But there is beauty here...
Crooked River Canyon