Visit Cape Lookout Oregon

Oregon’s Magnificent, Memorable Cape Lookout This unforgettable stop along the Oregon Coast is filled with hiking, fishing, and a sense of striking, rugged beauty. Cape Lookout, one of Oregon’s dramatic coastal points jutting into the vast and often stormy Pacific Ocean, is an intriguing, memorable stop for travelers along this exquisite stretch of coast. Location […]

Saddle Mountain is a Pretty Oregon Day Hike

Info, Difficulty, and Views of a Beautiful Portland Nature Adventure At just 65 miles west of Portland, Saddle Mountain is a fun Oregon hike, suitable for both the avid outdoor adventurer as well as the inexperienced urbanite. Saddle Mountain peaks at 3,280 ft and is the tallest point in Clatsop County Oregon. The mountain is […]

Yurt Camping on the Oregon Coast and Inland Campgrounds

Oregon’s coast provides unique camping experiences with yurts available for rent. Travelers can also rent yurts in inland Oregon at private and state parks. Yurt camping offers vacation accommodations that are convenient, comfortable, and affordable. Easier than camping in a traditional tent, yurts take the struggle out of camping while maintaining the outdoor experience. Camping […]

Vacations and National Park Travel to Crater Lake in Oregon

Visit Crater Lake National Park Crater Lake National Park offers a vacation destination for travelers to southwest Oregon. Travel by car to this scenic park for boating, hiking, and biking. Oregon’s only national park features a massive lake, formed after the collapse of an ancient volcano known as Mount Mazama. Crater Lake National Park is […]

Protecting the Oregon Bioregion

Oregon’s year-round green, with its abundant coniferous trees, stole my heart a year ago when I contemplated a necessary uprooting from my comfortable life in Southern California. How could it be that the sense of place I discovered in the Pacific Northwest was so immediate? I felt so at home and so at ease. Having […]

Portland City Parks & Gardens

Surrounded by the beckoning mountain slopes, what would Portland be without skiing? The area is served by many resorts on nearby Mt. Hood: Timberline, Mt. Hood Meadows, Ski Bowl, Ski Bunny, and Cooper Spur. Timberline is one of only two resorts in all of North America to feature year-round skiing. Southeast Portland features Mt. Tabor, […]

Oregon Beach Towns Near Portland

The majority of north Oregon coast beaches are within two hours drive of Portland. The spectacular coastline has much to offer its visitors – breathtaking views of unspoiled beaches, sand dunes, and rocky cliffs and miles of nature and hiking trails. Although the north coast waters are too cold for most people to swim, wet-suit […]

Oregon Skiing

Mt. Hood’s naturally rugged terrain offers skiers some of the best skiing in the Pacific Northwest. Little more than an hour’s drive away, Mt. Hood is the premiere skiing destination for Portlanders. The ski season lasts from November through February and can run longer if the weather dictates. Mt. Hood’s three most popular ski resorts […]

Oregon Wind Surfing

The 25-40 mile per hour winds that blow down the Columbia River Gorge make it the perfect place to go for world-class windsurfing. Hood River, Oregon, sixty miles east of Portland on Interstate 84, is considered to be the windsurfing and kiteboarding capital of the world. Even if you aren’t a windsurfer, the beautiful scenery […]

Portland Biking

Cycling is a favorite sport in the Northwest, especially in Portland, which features over 260 miles of bike lanes and trails. One of the most popular is the 16.5-mile Springwater Corridor Trail, a paved surface, multi-use trail that runs along a former rail line through part of the city, past Powell Butte Nature Park, and […]

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