Near the City

Get out of the city to explore these offerings around the Portland region. The below information is available at https://www.travelportland.com/. Feel free to visit their site by clicking any of the links below.


Destinations

Biking Gresham

Biking Gresham

Gresham, an east Portland suburb, offers many bike-friendly businesses and stellar views of Mount Hood.

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World of Speed

World of Speed

This museum contains interactive exhibits and displays featuring 100 historic race cars and motorcycles.

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Oregon City

Oregon City

The final wagon stop on the Oregon trail, Oregon City remains as much a destination today as ever.

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End of the Oregon Trail

End of the Oregon Trail

At the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and Historic Site visitors can discover what it was like to be a pioneer.

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Vancouver

Vancouver

Similar to Portland in many ways, Vancouver, Wash., a suburb located just across the Columbia River, can also feel like it's a world away.

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Fort Vancouver

Fort Vancouver

The region's only national historic site is centered around a complete replica of Fort Vancouver, a fur-trading camp founded in 1825.

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Suavie Island, Credit: Clayton Cotterell for Travel Oregon

Sauvie Island

Families can find an entire day’s worth of adventures on this island just northwest of Portland.

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St. Helens

St. Helens

Columbia County has long been renowned among nature lovers. But the county’s inviting main town also has plenty to offer.

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Activities

Breweries Near Portland

Breweries near Portland

The City of Roses doesn’t have a monopoly on amazing ales! Several nearby towns are home to their own fabulous brewpubs and breweries.

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Camping Near Portland

Camping near Portland

To truly appreciate the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, spend a memorable night under the stars at these scenic campsites.

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A helmeted person navigates a path of logs suspended from cables high above the forest floor at Tree to Tree Adventure Park.

High-flying Fun

This aerial obstacle course combines the childhood thrill of tree climbing with zip lines, rope and tire swings, trapezes, ladders and tightropes.

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Wildflower Viewing

Wildflower Viewing

Feast your eyes on the many wildflower patches around the region for natural beauties you won't find anyplace else.

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Bicycling the Banks

Bicycling the Banks

The small town of Vernonia has become a central hub for bike routes through the surrounding state forest.

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Outdoor Adventuring

Outdoor Adventuring

Columbia County and the historic community of St. Helens offers countless family-friendly escapes.

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Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Giant Pumpkin Regatta

This annual race series consists of paddlers piloting a gaggle of gigantic gourds through a water course.

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A woman and three children find their way through the tall corn at the Corn Maize at The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island.

Sauvie Island Corn Maize

Located on Sauvie Island, the Corn Maize offers visitors five acres of physical and mental challenges.

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Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Colorful fields burst with acres of tulips in full bloom at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn.

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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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