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Day Trips® from Portland, Oregon: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler, 3rd Edition
By Kim Cooper Findling
978-1-4930-3765-0 • Paperback • March 2019 $17.95 • 296 pages • Globe Pequot Press
From wonderful waterfalls to the slopes of Mount Hood, from Pioneer Country to Wine Country, rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Portland, Oregon. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover—all within a two-hour drive of the Portland metro area.
The greater Portland area is rich with beauty, culture, and possible exploration. Discover Vancouver, WA and St. Helens to the north, Eugene and Mt. Angel to the south, Hood River and Bridal Veil to the east, Forest Grove and Cannon Beach to the west—and everything in between!
Here you’ll find nearly 30 day trip ideas, each under a three-hour drive from Portland. Some highlight one action-packed town and help you narrow down what to see there. Other trips cover two to four smaller towns, some more action-packed than others. Each trip is just a little bit different; each destination offers its own unique flavor.
The book suggests attractions, restaurants, shops, and outdoor destinations that might tickle your fancy. You’ll find more options than you could possibly cover in one day, so pick and choose as you please. Should you find you want more of a certain city, check out the lodgings section—each trip has one, if appropriate.
In these pages you’ll find nearly everything you need to blast out of town for a day-long adventure. Take a hike, drink some wine, gaze upon the bucolic countryside, pick a pumpkin, buy an antique chiffarobe, eat some ice cream, walk the beach, eat some huckleberries, go windsurfing, hug a tree, hit the surf. Whatever you do, have a great time day trippin’! Then return to the most comfortable city in the US, kick back, and plan your next adventure.
About the Author
Kim Cooper Findling is a fifth generation Oregonian and award-winning writer of stories about her beloved home state. She is the author of Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day Trips for Curious Families and Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir. For two decades, she has worked as a magazine editor, travel writer, author and teacher. See kimcooperfindling.com.