outdoor recreation

Where to stand-up paddle board around Portland

Find a fresh perspective on local waterways with these paddling classes, lake tours and even SUP yoga classes.

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Windsurfing in the Columbia River Gorge

Grab your board and head to the Columbia River Gorge, the windsurfing capital of the world, located a short drive east of Portland.

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Whitewater rafting near Portland

Conquer rapids, spot wildlife and experience nature in a new way at these favorite spots for whitewater rafting near Portland.

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Winter walks in Portland

Trade muddy trails for winter walks along the smooth, paved walkways of Portland's parks, then treat yourself to a warm mug of coffee or tea.

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24 hours on Mount Hood

Plan a perfect getaway to Mount Hood, including skiing and snowboarding, with this itinerary.

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Fall hikes near Portland

These fall hikes near Portland prove that autumn is an ideal time to explore Oregon wilderness, admire seasonal flora and fauna, and visit nearby farms.

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Audubon Society of Portland Nature Sanctuary

The Audubon Society of Portland Nature Sanctuary provides a great jumping-off point for exploring Forest Park, the country’s largest urban wilderness.

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Accessible trails in and near Portland

Portland and the Columbia River Gorge are filled with hiking opportunities, many of which have Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible portions.

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Silver Falls State Park

Famous for its abundance of picturesque waterfalls, Silver Falls State Park is the largest state park in Oregon at 9,200 acres (3723 hectares) and one of the most popular.

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Sunrise hikes near Portland

The secret is out: Oregon’s delivers some of the nation’s best hiking. Beat the crowds by heading out extra early to embark on a breathtaking sunrise hike.

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