There’s A Tiny Town Near Portland Completely Surrounded By Breathtaking Natural Beauty

Any direction you travel from Portland will land you in a small town, but this one is undeniably beautiful. Right in the heart of wine country, the small town is home to just over 2,000 residents and has all the peace and charm that a great small town can offer.

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Carlton is about an hour drive from Portland, making it a great day trip escape. To get there, take the 99W South/Pacific Highway W to OR-240 W into Carlton.