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  • Writer's picturePhil Evans

10 Ideas for Day Trips & Fun Getaways Near Portland

There’s an endless list of things to do and places to go in our city that are as close as a short walk or 5-minute drive.

However, there are some sights that are worth the longer drive, especially if you love nature. Today we bring you 10 places that are perfect for a fun getaway or day trip here in Portland. With waterfalls, trails, hikes, lakes, beaches, and an astounding tulip farm, you'll find there's always something new to discover.

Angel's Rest Hike (30-minute drive from Portland. Great views of the gorge from Angels Rest summit.)

Multnomah Falls (35-minute drive from Portland. The most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest.)

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm (45-minute drive. 40-acre tulip farm.)

Trillium Lake (1 hr 20 min drive. Activities year-round.)

Wahclella Falls (40-minute drive. Short hike to one of the most popular waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge.)

Rowena Crest (1 hr 20 min drive. Landmark viewpoint.)

Cannon Beach (1 hr 30 min drive. Beautiful ocean views and lots of restaurant options in the town.)

Timberline Lodge + Timberline Trail (One of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest.)

Latourell Falls (30-minute drive. The first waterfall you'll see as you enter the Columbia gorge.)

Kelly's Brighton Marina, Oregon Coast Crabbing (1 hr 30 min drive. The best seafood you can find and also a great spot for fishing and camping.)


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