Places to Explore Beyond Portland Year-Round!

Places to Explore Beyond Portland Year-Round!

One of the best things about Portland is that you can drive an hour  and be at the coast, or a great river spot, Mt. Hood or the Willamette Valley wine region! There’s even some pretty hip stuff going on in the burbs these days. Here are some of our favorite spots outside of Portland.

Photo by Multnomah French Quarter on Instagram

French Quarter Food Carts

3518 SW Multnomah Blvd, Portland, OR 97219

How do French Quarter Food Carts differ from other food cart pods? French-born owner Yves Le Meitour wished to recreate the feel and look of the small town in the west of France where he grew up. French Quarter Food carts offer 11 food vendors and 5 boutiques for you to explore.

 Photo via Pamplin Media Group

Beaverton Night Market

12600 SW Crescent St, Beaverton, OR 97005

Another foodie favorite spot in Portland is the Beaverton Night Market. The Beaverton Night Market is a great place to explore local vendors and learn about new foods. Check out when the next night market is happening here.

Photo via NRT American Trails

Tualatin River Trail

5855 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin, OR 97062

Explore 39 miles of Tualatin River Trail with a kayak or paddleboard! Not much of a water person? Not to worry, this trail also offers a walking trail too. One of many wonders of Oregon. Learn the ins and outs of this amazing trail here.

Photo via Coast Explore Magazine

Oregon Coast

You will definitely want to visit the Oregon Coast once you are in Portland. The Oregon Coast can easily be reached in less than 2 hours, depending on what city you wish to visit along the coast. Escape the city views and enjoy a day out at the coast. Our favorite coast cities are Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Seaside, Astoria & Yachats.

Photo by Atul S.

Willamette Valley Wineries

Oregon wouldn't be Oregon without its wine county, right? Willamette Valley produces some of the best Pinot Noir in the world. Make reservations ahead of time to experience vineyard tours and wine tastings. Among Oregon's over 900 vineyards, the Willamette valley is a good place to start. 

Photo by Abigael Tripp

Bridgeport Village

7455 SW Bridgeport Rd. Tigard, OR 97224

Shop, dine, and enjoy entertainment all in one location at Bridgeport Village, a 500,000-square-foot shopping center. Tender Loving Empire, Bunk Beer Hall, and Straightaway are among the local favorites at this shopping center.

Photo by Grand Jacobson

Mt. Hood

There is a dreamy town called Hood River surrounding Mt Hood. Discover 27 on-the-farm fruit stands, wineries, breweries, cideries, and flower fields known as the Fruit Loop.

Photo by Ross Kohl

River Spots

Looking for a summer dip? Here are a few favorites of ours: Washougal River or Punchbowl Falls.

Photo by Abi Porter

Sauvie Island

Sauvie Island is the largest beach island in the country. On Sauvie Island, you can visit U-Pick farms, go wine tasting, hike trails, and relax on the beach!

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