The Portland Metro Area and Oregon are known for its outdoor activities and hiking. Forest Park is one of the largest urban conservancies United States and resides in Portland. If you’re looking for a drive there are multiple hikes in the Columbia River Gorge, on Mt. Hood, or toward the Oregon Coast.
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The Columbia River Gorge offers a multitude of outdoor activities and scenic views. The Columbia River Gorge is known for its hundreds of walking trails and waterfalls but also has world-class windsurfing and kiteboarding. Located just east of Portland, the Columbia River Gorge also has wineries and road trips which can entertain people of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a day trip or a week-long road trip, the Columbia River Gorge can accommodate.
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area website is a great place to get information about things to do in the Gorge. Check out the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/crgnsa
You can also visit the Columbia River Gorge Visitors Association website which has more information on the activities in an around the Gorge. http://www.crgva.org
Oregon’s Wine Country is known for its beautiful scenery and even better wine. Best known for its Pinot Noir, Oregon’s Wine Country is a destination with tasting rooms, bed and breakfast locations, and unparalleled views. Wine country is located roughly 45 minutes from Portland and features towns such as Newberg, Dundee, Carlton, Yamhill, and McMinnville.
Oregon Wine Country License Plate To schedule your tour and to see the wineries located in Oregon’s Wine Country, visit their website: http://www.oregonwinecountry.org
The Oregon Coast is absolutely stunning and can be reached in as little as 60 minutes from the Portland Metro Area. Whether you’re looking for large sandy beaches, stunning rocky cliffs, historic lighthouses, crabbing, and fishing, or world-class coastal golf, it can be found on the Oregon Coast. Seaside is a quick trip down Highway 26 from Portland and features large sandy beaches, while towns like Depot Bay have rocky cliffs and are known for whale watching. The Oregon Coast has it all!
Oregon Coast Website Logo For more information about activities on the Oregon Coast, check out the Oregon Coast Visitors Association website. http://visittheoregoncoast.com
Travel Oregon Travel Oregon also has a great website that gives things to do and places to go along the Oregon Coast. Check out their website here to get started at the Oregon Coast: http://traveloregon.com/cities-regions/oregon-coast
Portland is has become a hotspot for amazing food, top-notch breweries, and world-class wines. Recently, the Washington Post rated Portland ‘The Best Food City in America’. When you’re ready to try all that Portland has to offer, here are a couple of places to find the best of the best.
Travel Portland has a great list of blogs and top lists to get you started. Whether you are looking for fine dining or a great food cart, Travel Portland has you covered. To see everything that Travel Portland has to offer, check out their Food and Drink page: http://www.travelportland.com/things-to-do/food-drink/
Portland Monthly is a publication that is all about the Portland Metro Area. They do a great job of rating different restaurants and finding the best places to have a drink. To see their Food and Drink section, visit: http://www.pdxmonthly.com/eat-and-drink
Portland is a city with events happening year-round. There are multiple places to find the latest and greatest events, but here are our favorites.
Oregon Live has a great section for all of the events happening in the greater Portland area. To see all of what Portland has to over visit: http://www.oregonlive.com/events/
Do503 has a collection of all types of events, from music and theater to parties, as well as comedy and sports. This all-encompassing website can always find you something to do! To check out all of the events happening in Portland visit them at: http://do503.com/
If you are a skier or snowboarder, Portland is a great place to live. Within 60-90 minutes you have multiple options for hitting the slopes. Each ski area has its own characteristics and varied terrain. For more information, check out each area’s website.
Meadows Mt. Hood Meadows is one of the largest ski resorts in Oregon and features 2150 acres of skiable terrain. There are 87 trails and 6 high-speed quads and multiple double chairs to get you to the top of the mountain. For current conditions, as well as pricing information visit their website at: https://www.skihood.com/
Timberline Lodge was constructed in 1935 and draws more than a million visitors annually. Timberline’s ski area includes 1430 acres and has 35 runs. Timberline is also known for its year-round skiing on Palmer Glacier. For more information on Timberline Lodge go to: http://www.timberlinelodge.com/
Mt Hood Skibowl
Mt. Hood Skibowl features 960 Acres and is known for its night skiing. With 34 of its 65 runs being lit at night, you can ski all day and all night! Mt. Hood Skibowl is also the closest resort to Portland has 4 total chairlifts. For more information on the terrain, hours, and conditions, visit: http://www.skibowl.com/