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Dog Friendly Activities in the Portland Area

Day Trips

Calling all dog lovers! If you are looking for a town that will love your dog as much as you do, Portland is the place! The City of Roses is well equipped to host you and your adorable pooch with a plethora of dog friendly activities. If you’re in the area, make sure you check…

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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls & Mount Hood Full-Day Trip!

Day Trips

If you’ve read any of our blogs, you know that part of what we love about Portland, is the abundance of outdoor recreation areas that can be found within close proximity to city limits. In fact, with so many options to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming for first time visitors to narrow…

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Oregon Coast Day Trip

Day Trips

If you’re traveling to Portland and have some extra time to explore, you’d be an absolute fool to not at least consider a full-day, fun-filled excursion to the Oregon Coast! Known for its rocky shorelines, dramatic bluffs, and windswept forests, it’s the absolute perfect place for nature lovers, sightseers, and anyone looking to explore the…

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Columbia River Gorge Sightseeing

Day Trips

If you are visiting Portland, no doubt you have a long list of things to do and places to see. A top contender for your time (regardless of whether you consider yourself to be a hiker) should be the Columbia River Gorge! Approximately 40 minutes east of downtown Portland by car, the gorge takes shape…

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Portland in the News

City

It is obvious that we are huge fans of Portland – so when we found out that Travel & Leisure had put out a list of the best cities in the US for solo travelers, we were excited (but not surprised) to learn that Portland made the cut! If you are traveling alone, Portland is…

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Top Historic Movie Theaters in Portland, Oregon

City

Planning to visit Portland during the rainy season? Or are you a local that is eager to escape the wet and looking for an indoor activity to remedy those inevitable rainy-day blues? Why not check out one of Portland’s many boutique movie theaters?! There are dozens scattered throughout the city, and each one adds its…

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Where to Go for Snow Near Portland, Oregon

Day Trips

Did you know that Portland is just a hop, jump, and skip away from Winter Wonderland? Less than a 2-hour drive from downtown Portland, Mt. Hood (an active volcano which is part of the Cascade Mountain range) boasts beautiful forests, crystal clear rivers and lakes, and in the wintertime, snow sports galore!  Every year, as winter settles…

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Whale Watching on the Oregon Coast

Day Trips

It’s no secret that the Oregon Coast is known for its charming small towns, rocky shorelines, and expansive views from highway 101, but for those of you looking for something a little different (and extra exciting!), you might be happy to know that Oregon is also a popular and fruitful whale watching destination!    Every year in…

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Fall Hiking in Silver Falls State Park

Hiking

As the summer winds down, we’ve got our sights set on cool mornings, fall colors, and brisk walks through the forest. Here in Portland, there is no shortage of wonderful places that we love to explore, but our absolute favorite place to play in the fall is the gorgeous, magical, absolutely enchanting, ever-amazing, Silver Falls State Park!     Located a…

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Portland Birding and the Audubon Society

Wildlife

It’s no secret that Portland is passionate about a great many things… food trucks — well, food in general, — green spaces, recycling, the Trail Blazers, and the Timbers, just to name a few; but the residents of Rose City are also incredibly passionate about our birds! If you’ve seen the hit comedy show “Portlandia,”…

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Surfing the Oregon Coast at Smuggler Cove

Day Trips

When you think of the Oregon Coast, surfing might not be the first thing that comes to mind. We get it! For most of the year, Oregon’s rocky shoreline is cold, rainy, and downright wintery. We certainly aren’t suggesting that you throw on a bikini or board shorts – but with the right gear (think…. the thickest wetsuit possible),…

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Fun-Filled U-Pick Day Trips from Portland

Day Trips

Summer is prime picking season for a variety of berries and fruits. If you are in Portland, why not check out some of these amazing farms and orchards. You’ll enjoy some amazing scenery, and if you don’t eat it all of your scrumptious loot right away, you’ll leave with some delicious produce!   Sauvie Island Sauvie Island…

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