Oregon is known for its diverse landscape of forests, mountains, farms and beaches. The city of Portland is famed for its quirky, avant-garde culture and is home to iconic coffee shops, boutiques, farm-to-table restaurants and microbreweries. Highlights include the Native American art in the Portland Art Museum, the Japanese Garden and the Lan Su Chinese Garden. Oregon is called “The Beaver State” because of the association of beavers with the early history of the state and because of the admirable qualities of intelligence, industry, and ingenuity that are associated with this animal.
With Oregon Wine Country being recognized as Wine Region of the Year, it’s the perfect time to visit. Tour wineries of the Cascade Foothills and Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers regions for tastings of award-winning wines and special pricing. Enjoy new releases from your favorite labels, special events, food pairings and live music at wineries across Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory. >MORE
Mount Hood, located just 50 miles from Portland, is a mountain biker’s paradise, and it’s getting even better in 2019. Already offering everything from award-winning single track to incredible lift-assisted trails, this summer Mount Hood gained another mountain bike park at Timberline Lodge. Exerience the newest trails and upgraded hot spots to bike this summer. Mount Hood also offers some of the best places to stay in the state. From a premier resort to a historic lodge and vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, cabins, traditional hotels and dorm/hostels. No matter your preference, you’re sure to find the perfect room on Mount Hood. And getting to the best trails is easy with the Mt. Hood Express. This public shuttle runs from the city of Sandy east to Government Camp and Timberline, with multiple stops along the way.