Portland December 10, 2017
The 9 Towns You Need To Visit Around Portland In 2018
If you want to have a year of fun ahead, planning early is key to making it happen. Pencil in a day trip or weekend to one of these small towns around Portland to getaway from it all and you will be so glad you did. Whether you want wineries, nature, or sport, there is something for everyone in this list of places you need to visit around Portland in 2018.
is a lovely place to escape to on a day trip or weekend away. Home to George Fox University, this quaint college town is home to Ewing Young Historical Park, the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum and a slew of great wineries.
features a lovely downtown area that is perfect for a weekend getaway. Visit the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, the city's numerous wineries, and stroll the downtown shops for a lovely break from the city.
is sleepy agricultural town with one of the best restaurants around. Visit the Joel Palmer House for a world class meal in the oldest building in town, built in 1857.
4. Nehalem Bay
If the beach is calling you, head to
With just over 270 residents, this small town located at the confluence of the Nehalem River and the Pacific Ocean is the perfect place to seek respite.
For antiquing fans,
Aurora's Mainstreet Mercantile Antiques
is the place to head. Just south of the city, this small town with just under 1000 residents is a fun place to spend a day away from the hustle of city life.
Another wine country favorite,
features 22 tasting rooms, the most per capita in the United States.
For a day away in nature,
is a close escape. Milo McIver State Park and Metzler Park are both great places to explore.
8. Oregon City
If you haven't been to
in awhile, now is the time to go. Ride the Municipal Elevator, stroll the shops, and stop in for food and drinks at one of the many dining spots around town for fun day away that does require a long drive.
9. Hood River
Whether its winter or summer,
is the perfect jumping off spot for your outdoor adventure. Head to the mountain or river for a day of outdoor entertainment and then cozy up at one of the many brewpubs and restaurants around town for a lovely day.
Where are you planning on going in 2018? Let us know in the comments below.