An often-cited perk of living in Portland is its proximity to Oregon’s natural wonders. The city is almost an equal distance from the mountains as it is from the coast. But if you’re looking for an easy escape within city limits, here are three places to explore.
By this time of year, cabin fever has likely set in. We yearn for sunshine, even if that means dusty trails. Luckily for Oregonians, there are microclimates within reach that create a “banana belt” effect—warmer average temperatures than surrounding areas.