Around the Region

Portland is surrounded by scenic destinations ripe for exploration.

Around the region

  • Wahclella Falls cascades down huge rock walls bordered with lush moss and trees, finally passing under two wooden foot bridges.

    Columbia River Gorge

    Starting just 30 miles east of Portland, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area offers amazing vistas, hiking trails, more than 90 waterfalls and world-class windsurfing.

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  • A snow covered Mount Hood rises above the thick forest surrounding Trillium Lake.

    Mount Hood

    Mount Hood offers scenic recreation ranging from camping, hiking and fishing to nearly year-round skiing.

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  • The sun sets over Meredith Mitchell Vineyards as a worker takes his tractor homeward.

    Wine Country

    Less than an hour from Portland, the gorgeous Willamette Valley boasts more than 250 wineries, quaint towns and rolling farmland ripe for touring.

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  • Beach goers enjoy the low tide with Cannon Beach's unique Haystack Rock rising in the background.

    Oregon Coast

    Where Oregon meets the Pacific Ocean, you'll find rocky vistas, mile upon mile of public beaches, artistic enclaves, working fishing towns, family attractions, microbrews, seafood and, yes, even surfing.

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  • Sunset’s orange glow bath Mt. Hood’s snow capped peaks, Oregon City’s homes and Willamette Falls’ frothy waters.

    Nearby towns

    Visit these burgs to explore the region's rich pioneer history and to immerse yourself in nature.

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  • Smith Rock’s orange cliff formations contrast with a blue evening sky filled with star trails.

    Central Oregon

    Whether you're fly-fishing, rock climbing or skiing, Central Oregon's unspoiled terrain offers the perfect setting.

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  • Crater Lake’s steep surrounding slopes and central island are offset by the deep blue water.

    Southern Oregon

    With landscapes as varied as the wild, wooded Rogue River and serene Crater Lake, Southern Oregon is no mere day trip.

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