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Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Portland, Oregon. Packed with full trip-planning information for hundreds of exciting things for kids, outdoor adventurers, and history lovers to do—all within a two-hour drive of the Portland metro area. Day Trips from Portland, Oregon helps locals and vacationers make the most of a brief getaway.
Go biking, hiking, kayaking—or swimming!—at Sauvie Island, or visit the recreational wonderland around the town of Silver Lake, where you can get a glimpse of Mt. St. Helens.
Do something (mildly) intoxicating: Go on a tasting tour at one (or more) of the 200 wineries in the Willamette Valley.
Do something historical: See people in period clothing reenact mid-19th-century daily life at Fort Vancouver, or 1920s farm life at Pomeroy Living History Farm in Yacolt.
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.