Day Trips

Get Out

19 Great Swimming Holes within 3 Hours of Portland

Drive to Hagg Lake, the Wilson River, Rooster Rock State Park, and more swimming holes near Portland, Oregon.

06/29/2022ByBenjamin Tepler,Rachel Ritchie,Margaret Seiler,Caleb Diehl, andKasey Cordell

Scenic Drives

The Northern Clark County Scenic Drive Is a Blast to the Past

North of Vancouver and close to Portland, the loop includes a historic homestead, an old grist mill, a museum, waterfall hikes, river swims, and more.

06/23/2022ByMichelle Harris

Concerts

McMenamins Has Launched a New Concert Series in Forest Grove

Imagine Edgefield on Xanax and you're most of the way there.

06/17/2022ByConner Reed

Swimming Holes

Take a Hike to a Swimming Hole

Combine water and a walk, short or long, with a visit to Lacamas Park, Mosier Creek Falls, Metzler Park, or lakes in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

06/08/2022ByMichelle HarrisandMargaret Seiler

Swimming Holes

Columbia River Swim Spots and Beaches Under 90 Minutes from Portland

From Jones Beach to Rooster Rock to the Hood River waterfront, the Columbia River is big enough for everyone to find a beach and take a dip.

05/31/2022ByMargaret Seiler,Katherine Chew Hamilton, andJulia Silverman

Flowers

Lilacs for Days at Hulda Klager Gardens in Woodland, Washington

Surrounded by flowers, the historic property’s farmhouse remains closed for now, but the gardens and arboretum just north of Portland are open year-round.

05/09/2022ByMargaret Seiler

Travel

The Ultimate Guide to the Columbia River Gorge

Waterfalls, hikes, history, breweries, wineries, great food, a historic post office, and views galore

03/17/2022Edited byGabriel GranilloByKatherine Chew Hamilton,Conner Reed,Margaret Seiler,Julia Silverman, andMatt Wastradowski

Gorge Guide

看看最近的景点在哥伦比亚River Gorge

Zip lines and treehouse suites at Skamania Lodge, classic soft serve in Cascade Locks, and hiking trails and waterfalls galore!

03/17/2022ByKatherine Chew Hamilton,Conner Reed, andJulia Silverman

Shopping Road Trip

Shop Stops in the Columbia River Gorge

Hood River’s Oak Street and its counterparts in Bingen and White Salmon make these connected Gorge towns a stealth shopping destination for clothes, gifts, and more.

03/11/2022ByGabriel Granillo,Margaret Seiler, andJulia Silverman

Hiking

Skip the Snow with These 6 Winter Hikes

离开your snowshoes at home with hikes at Forest Park’s Wildwood Trail, the Coast Range’s Kentucky Falls, the Gorge’s Cape Horn, and more.

01/22/2022ByKarly Quadros

Shopping

Shops Worth the Drive

Bookstores at the beach, German groceries next to the world’s largest oyster, and kitchen finds in Eastern Oregon

12/21/2021ByMargaret Seiler

Travel

Visit These Oregon Ghost Towns This Fall

Bridal Veil, Shaniko, Golden, and more once-bustling towns hold remnants of Oregon’s past.

10/28/2021ByGabriel Granillo

Travel

Quick and Easy Day Trips for Fall Fun

Orchards in the Hood River Valley, spooks in St. Helens, fall revelry in Wilsonville, and more

10/22/2021ByGabriel Granillo,Rose Lee, andFiona McCann

Outdoors

7 Essential Gear Picks For Fall Hiking in Oregon

What to wear when you hit the trail this season.

10/01/2021ByKarly Quadros

Fall

11 Great Pumpkin Patches to Visit Near Portland This Fall

Eleven local farms for pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hayrides and doughnuts.

09/28/2021ByCami Hughes

Rushing Waters

6 Oregon Waterfalls for a Hike, a Picnic, or Even a Nap

Some are still closed after wildfires or landslides, but (sorry, TLC) you can still go chasin’ waterfalls.

04/26/2021ByReina Harwood

Culinary Destinations

This Seafood Takeout Window in Netarts Is Worth the Drive

At Nevør Shellfish Farms, Erizo chef Jacob Harth serves up barnacles, Dungeness, and much, much more.

01/21/2021ByJordan Michelman

Winter Adventures

Enjoy the Calm of Ice Fishing in the Northwest

All you need is an auger, a short rod and reel, lures, and a bucket to sit on.

12/12/2020ByMargaret Seiler

酒Country 2020

These Wine Trips Are Perfect for Fall

Replace those canceled airline flights with wine flights just a short drive from Portland, or even right in town.

10/05/2020ByJordan MichelmanandMargaret Seiler

Little Joys of Summer

Get Out of Town with These Daytime Drives

Bored at home? Take a spontaneous drive through scenic Oregon and be back in time for dinner.

08/01/2020ByJulia SilvermanandMarty Patail

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