Portland is surrounded by diverse landscapes and unique destinations, including pristine beaches, rocky outcroppings, striking vistas, rolling farmland, quaint towns, sparkling waterfalls, hiking trails, national forests and much more. The following are some our favorite Northwest escapes, all of which are located within a few hours of the Portland Metro Area.
Located at the northeast tip of Port Townsend, WA, Fort Worden State Park comprises over 400 acres of wooded hillsides, coastal wetlands, and sandy beaches. Originally a US Army base, begun in the late 19th century, Fort Worden was decommissioned in the 1950s and sold to the State of Washington. Fort Worden State Park opened […]
For a fun, unique and intimate outdoor wildlife experience with the kids, check out Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Located six miles outside of Eatonville, WA, Northwest Trek is about 136 miles north of Portland. Open year round, the park’s 725 acres are now home to over 200 animals, all native to the Pacific Northwest. All […]
Long-ago the coastline of the Pacific Northwest gained a notorious reputation among sailors as the “Graveyard of the Pacific.” Fierce weather conditions, rocky shores, and ever-shifting sandbars create the perfect conditions for ship wrecks, and if you peel back the waters you’ll find over a hundred years of maritime traffic that did not make it […]