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Beyond Portland

You'll never tire of exploring the state of Oregon. To Portland’s east is the Columbia River Gorge, known for its famous hiking trails and waterfalls, and Hood River, where you can be windsurfing or kiteboarding in 60 minutes. A 90-minute drive will take you either to the Pacific Ocean, where uncrowded beaches stretch for miles, or to Mount Hood, a year-round destination for skiers, snowboarders, and hikers. Beyond the mountains, in Central and Eastern Oregon, you’ll find wide-open spaces and high desert ranchlands. To the south are the winding country lanes of the Willamette Valley. Every direction you turn will bring you to a new adventure.