Around the Region

Portland is surrounded by scenic destinations ripe for exploration. The below information is available at www.travelportland.com. Feel free to visit their site by clicking any of the links below.


Columbia River Gorge, Credit: Travel Oregon

Columbia River Gorge

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

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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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Near the City, Credit: Clayton Cotterell for Travel Oregon

Near the City

Get out of the city to explore these offerings around the Portland region. From zip lines to whitewater rafting and horseback riding to pioneer history, these attractions are worth the (short) trips.

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UF/IFAS

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life.

UF/IFAS OCI

The Office of Conferences & Institutes is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of human life.

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