These 6 Charming Waterfront Towns Near Portland Are Perfect For A Day Trip

Even though we all love Portland, sometimes it is nice to getaway to gain some perspective. These waterfront towns are just the place to do that. All located on the Columbia or Willamette Rivers, there is a mix of small town charm and unique entertainment and dining options in all of these gems on the water.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Did we miss your favorite waterfront town near the city? Let us know in the comments below.