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12 Fun Things to Do in Portland, Oregon

The largest city in Oregon, Portland is renowned for a variety of things, not least its “weirdness.” For one, it’s one of the world’s most environment-conscious cities and a counterculture hotspot in the United States. This is a city of hipsters and cyclists, nature conservation and sustainable farm-to-fork dining. It has one of America’s best […]

5 Best Beer Hikes in Portland, Oregon

With more than 70 breweries within its city limits, Portland, Oregon can rightly be regarded as one of—if not—the beer capitals in the U.S. The city is also a very outdoor-focused place, with numerous parks and green areas and easy access to amazing nature destinations. It’s therefore a perfect place for hikes and beer. In […]

Best Places To Visit Near Portland, Oregon for Nature Lovers

Top 5 Weekend Getaways & Day Trips from Portland In most cities, you’d have to drive hours to reach the great outdoors. Whether it’s snowboarding or fishing, tons of outdoor recreation and beautiful coastline are right in Portland’s backyard. 30 pound Sturgeon, big Steelhead and Salmon are found in the Columbia River. Fishing is great […]

Smith Rock State Park, Oregon

In the middle of Oregon lies an unlikely place. Here, in the arid plains of the High Desert, a collection of towering rock pillars, formations and cliffs form one of Oregon’s “Seven Wonders.” This is Smith Rock State Park, the birthplace of American sport climbing and one of the reasons that nearby Bend is such […]

Top 7 Oregon State Parks

There may be more than 250 Oregon state parks, covering 109,000 acres, but there are a few that are head and shoulders above the rest. These are the best state parks in Oregon, each and every one of them an awesome destination for outdoor activities, wildlife watching and camping. You’ll notice that many of the […]

What Not To Miss With Kids At The Oregon Zoo

My family and I made our annual summer pilgrimage to the Oregon Zoo. We’ve done this many times over the years. My oldest is now 10 and I have noticed the gradual shift in what she likes to do on family activities. The ooh-aah factor of seeing the animals is definitely waning, but I was […]

Wildlife Safari in Oregon

A couple of weeks ago, we took a road trip down the Oregon Coast – to visit some of the beaches on the coast, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and on the way, we even drove through the Redwood Forest. On our way back up to Washington, we drove through Winston, Oregon. Winston is the home of […]

Oregon Road Trip Itinerary

Road Trip Oregon When it comes to planning out what to do in Oregon, the options are endless! This state really is breathtaking, and I was blown away by its beauty. We had 6 days to drive from Medford, to the coast, up to Portland, and back to the coast again. We wanted to see […]

Willamette Valley – Oregon Wine Country

The fertile rolling hills southwest of Portland, Oregon are home to some of the best wines in America. Lacking the masses drawn to many other wine regions, the bucolic Willamette Valley may be America’s most civilized wine region. The Oregon wine country is the polar opposite of Napa or Long Island. It is quiet, with […]

Perfect Weekend Trip to Portland

Portland Weekend Vacation Guide Long a landmark of sustainable planning and green living; Portland, Oregon is an ideal destination for travelers seeking refuge from big-city chaos. A quaint, charming community nestled on the banks of the Willamette River; Portland, Oregon offers the perfect blend of urban culture and natural beauty. This rare combination makes Portland […]

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