Portland February 03, 2017
12 Incredible Trips From Portland That Will Change Your Life
Sometimes a trip is all that is needed to set you on a different course. While a grand vacation is nice, a small, quick getaway can provide you with just the right space and inspiration to take a moment and regroup. These 12 trips are regional, meaning you can do them in a weekend, or in some cases, just as an afternoon trip. To re-energize your mind and body, consider one of these amazing getaways.
1. Take An Epic Train Trip
Train travel is a relaxing way to get around, and an even better way to take a quick trip. Portland is a great jumping off place for a number of fun trips.
Check out our
guide to day trips from Portland
for more information on where to go.
2. Take a Day Trip to Bagby
Bagby is one of our local treasures, and everyone should enjoy a soak in the secluded hot spring at least once a year.
For more information, check out our
Bagby article here.
3. Enjoy A Day in Wine Country
Just an hour away from town, you can relax in wine country, sipping on a glass of pinot noir and taking in the amazing views. Head down for the day or weekend, and enjoy this close-in escape to its fullest.
before you go.
4. Tour the Fall Foliage
Fall foliage is pretty spectacular, even in our evergreen dominant state.
When fall hits, take
this fall foliage tour
for a special treat of color in your life.
5. Explore Oregon City
Oregon City is less than 30 minutes away from most of Portland and you have to visit.
If you haven't been there in awhile,
check out this write-up
to see what you have been missing.
6. Commune with Nature in Hood River
Hood River is close, yet seems like a different world entirely.
Smaller and slower-paced than Portland, this active city is just what you need to liven your senses and enjoy a
good weekend away.
7. Cross the Terrifying Swinging Bridge at Drift Creek Falls
Adrenaline junkies will love a walk across this swinging bridge near the coast.
Head to Lincoln City for a weekend away and be sure to check out this
while you are there.
8. Take a Trip to Bandon to The West Coast Game Park
If you love animals, you are going to want to plan some time to visit
this animal park.
Also near the coast, you can make a weekend of it and take in the amazing views from the coastal highway.
9. Tour The Epic Columbia Gorge Waterfalls
We are just a hop, skip and jump away from a treasure trove of amazing waterfalls.
this waterfall day trip
to see one of the Gorge's best features and you will be so happy you did.
10. Take a Road Trip to Enjoy the Scenery
If you like a good drive, you should grab some music and snacks and hit the road on these
amazing country drives
around our city.
11. Spend the Weekend Glamping
12. Experience Nature at Cape Disappointment
This amazing location is where the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean converge, and it is a sight to behold. Spend the weekend watching the waves, hiking the area, or playing on the beach to re-energize and get ready for your week ahead. For more information,
Start planning your life-changing trips today! 🙂