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actravelgirl

Four Days in Portland

by actravelgirl »

My husband and I will be traveling to Portland in the beginning of July. We will be staying at The River Place Hotel. It is the last leg of a two week trip (4 days in Boulder/4 in Jackson Hole//4 in Portland). We are in our mid 40's, love to run, love to eat and enjoy cities, walking and exploring. Our traveling philosophy is "less is more" in terms of not trying to do too much in any given day. The goal is to combine lots of outdoor activity with a good amount of down-time, wandering, great meals, etc. While we'd like to spend a few days just in the city, we are also interested in a couple of day trips. We'd like to take a drive to the coast (with a possible stop at a winery either on the way there or back) and then spend another day either hiking or kayaking around the Columbia River Gorge. We figure this will leave us two full days and three nights to explore Portland. Does this sound feasible? Also, any suggestions for routes, places to stop, great lunch spots, etc would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Celestef

RE: Four Days in Portland

by Celestef »

Hello,

I know this is a bit of a late response but if you do make it back to Portland I'd love for you to have some fun ideas. I'm a bit of an outdoor enthusiast myself and would like to suggest Multonomah Falls for a wonderful day hike. There are 2 hikes, a 2.2 mile option and a 5.4 (id recommend the 5.4).They also have a wonderful little bakey on site so you can stop there and pick up some treats for when you reach the top. After that there is an amazing compund, that you can even chose to stay at, that is called McMenamins - Edgefield. You can access their website here http://www.mcmenamins.com/87-edgefield-surrounding-attractions . They have several different tasting rooms, a property with golfing and their own winery, as well as restaurants with outstanding food. I hope that you had a great time while you were here and that you get to come back sometime and experiance the other amazings things Oregon has to offer!

- Celeste

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