83 Things to do in Portland: A Local’s Guide to Portland, Oregon
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83 Things to do in Portland: A Local’s Guide to Portland, Oregon

We absolutely love living in Portland! Not only is Portland is home to great food, coffee, beer and gorgeous scenery, but it’s so close to other amazing scenic places, like the mountain or the beach.  Since we are locals to Portland, we thought we’d share our Portland bucketlist for those are that new to Portland….

23 of The Best Columbia Gorge Hikes
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23 of The Best Columbia Gorge Hikes

The Columbia River Gorge is an excellent place to explore when visiting Oregon. The Columbia Gorge is full of waterfalls and gorgeous views. The gorge is close to Portland, making it a perfect day trip from Portland.  The Columbia River Gorge extends more than 100 miles east of Portland, along the Columbia River on both…

Tips for Visiting The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Oregon
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Tips for Visiting The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Oregon

Spring is the perfect time to visit Oregon. Although it tends to be a little rainy, the grass is green and the flowers are blooming. Every spring, the tulips are in full bloom at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival has 120 different types of tulips and daffodils, and sits on…

The Best Craft Breweries in Oregon That You Can’t Miss
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The Best Craft Breweries in Oregon That You Can’t Miss

We all know that Portland is known for the craft beer. But it’s not just Portland, all of Oregon has taken craft breweries to a whole new level. There are over 200 breweries throughout Oregon and all of them are good! You won’t have a hard time finding a good brewery nearby when you visit…

Exploring Portland’s Backyard: Things to do in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley
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Exploring Portland’s Backyard: Things to do in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley

Even though we’ve lived in Oregon for our whole lives, there is still a lot more to the state to see and explore. Most visitors come to Portland and don’t explore much outside of Portland. We recently spent the weekend in the Tualatin Valley, and it just might be our new favorite place in Oregon….

Test your Endurance with Salem’s River to Ridge Relay
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Test your Endurance with Salem’s River to Ridge Relay

If you are adventurous and love beautiful scenery, Salem’s River to Ridge is the perfect event for you to try. Set right outside Portland, in the beautiful Willamette Valley, the River 2 Ridge runs from the Willamette river through gorgeous wine country and farmland to the beautiful greenery of Silver Falls State Park. If you’re…

The Vintages Trailer Resort: Glamping in Oregon’s Wine Country
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The Vintages Trailer Resort: Glamping in Oregon’s Wine Country

Oregon is one of our favorite places, obviously! Not just because we live here, but because there is so much gorgeous scenery and wonderful things to do in our state!  If you are visiting Oregon, there are a ton of day trips from Portland.  When you head to Willamette Valley for delicious wine tasting, make…

Oregon Wine Country Guide: 8 Wineries to Visit in the Willamette Valley
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Oregon Wine Country Guide: 8 Wineries to Visit in the Willamette Valley

The Willamette Valley is the place to go for wine tasting. The Willamette Valley, is the leading wine region in Oregon. Home to more than 500 wineries, you really can’t go wrong with a trip to Oregon’s wine country. The Willamette Valley is one of the premier Pinot Noir producing areas in the world! The…

Beer, Bikes, and Barks: Things to do in Bend, Oregon
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Beer, Bikes, and Barks: Things to do in Bend, Oregon

Bend is a hot destination. Located in Central Oregon, there is plenty of sunshine, mountains and gorgeous scenery. Bend is home to plenty of hiking trails, dog parks and biking paths, so there is no excuse not to get some exercise while you’re visiting Bend. Bend has over 300 days of sunshine a year, but…