Near the City

Get out of the city to explore these offerings around Greater Portland.

Oregon City's Willamette Falls with Mount Hood in the background. Oregon City's Willamette Falls with Mount Hood in the background.

From zip lines to whitewater rafting and horseback riding to pioneer history, these attractions are worth the (short) trips.

Destinations

  • World of Speed

    World of Speed

    Through interactive exhibits and displays featuring 100 historic race cars and motorcycles, this museum tells a vivid tale of America’s love affair with life in the fast lane.

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  • Oregon City's Willamette Falls with Mount Hood in the background.

    Oregon City

    The final wagon stop on the Oregon trail, Oregon City remains as much a destination today as ever.

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  • A historical interpreter at the End of the Oregon Trail

    End of the Oregon Trail

    At the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and Historic Site visitors can discover what it was like to be a pioneer.

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  • Boats on the Columbia River during the Fort Vancouver fireworks

    Vancouver

    Though similar to Portland in many ways, Vancouver, Wash., a suburb located just across the Columbia River, can also feel like it's a world away.

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  • The bastion at Fort Vancouver

    Fort Vancouver

    The region's only national historic site is centered around a complete replica of Fort Vancouver, a fur-trading camp founded in 1825.

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  • Kids and parents enjoy summer on Sauvie Island.

    Sauvie Island

    Families can find an entire day’s worth of adventures on this island just northwest of Portland.

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  • Kids' imaginations take flight at the Wings & Waves waterpark.

    Kid-friendly regional attractions

    Trips outside the city promise all-ages entertainment. Here are four must-see attractions within two hours of downtown Portland.

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  • St. Helens Marina

    St. Helens

    Columbia County has long been renowned among nature lovers. But the county’s inviting main town also has plenty to offer.

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