outdoor recreation

Soak It Up: Hot Springs Around Portland

Winter in Portland means plenty of rain, which is the perfect weather for fully appreciating a steamy dip in one of Portland's nearby hot springs.

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Outdoors opportunities for people of color in Portland

These five fantastic local organizations are helping people of every culture, race and ethnicity experience the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty.

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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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