Day Trips from Portland

Enriched with miraculous nature and stunning architecture, Portland is home to one of the world’s best tourist destinations. Offering both confined visiting spots and many day trips from Portland, Oregon, people can have the day to day fun here. There are many gardens, musical events, and cultural sites that you can visit as a tourist. However, if you are a local or have seen it all as a tourist, it is recommended that you enjoy the following day trips from Portland, Oregon.  

Day Trips from Portland to Mount Hood

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  • Distance: 98 miles
  • How to get there: Bus, Taxi, Car
  • Must See: Mount Hood wilderness, Ramona Fall, Timberline Lodge and Ski area, Trillium lake, Palmer Glacier
  • Where to eat: Cascade Dining room, Mazot Eatery, Glacier Public House, Wy'East Cafe, Ratskellar
  • Great for: Families, Groups, Couples, etc. 

If you like to hike and want to spend some time in complete wilderness, it is a must for you to add Mount Hood in your day trips from Portland, Oregon list. Dense forests, river streams, and towering waterfalls will provide you a relaxing experience. In the seasonal timing, you can ski and enjoy the cultural delights here too. 

Day Trips from Portland to Columbia River Gorge

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  • Distance: 27 miles
  • How to get there: Tram, Bus, Taxi, Car
  • Must See: Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Multnomah Falls, Vista House, Oneonta George
  • Where to eat: The Downwinder, Bette`s Place, Celilo Restaurant and Bar, Romels, Kickstand Coffee and Kitchen
  • Great for: Families, Kids, Groups, Couples, etc.

One of the largest rivers of this region, Columbia River Gorge, has a lot to offer to its visitors. You can find many hotels, restaurants, and activity places on both sites of the river. Thus, people can hike along the river and get different angles and views to enjoy beautiful spots. Also, because of the immense range, you can see deserts, rainforests, meadows, and many other things.  

Day Trips from Portland to Cannon Beach and Seaside

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  • Distance: 79.5 miles
  • How to get there: Bus, Car
  • Must See: Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach History Centre and Museum, Bronze Coast Gallery, Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse
  • Where to eat: Lazy Susan Cafe, Bistro, Pizza A`Fetta, Pelican Brewing, Mi Corazon Mexican Cuisine
  • Great for: Families, Groups, Kids, Couples, etc.

Cannon beach is a small area situated in the Northwest of Oregon. The region itself has many hotels, restaurants, etc. so you can choose it as a place to stay. However, if you are in Portland, you can add it on your day trips to Portland, Oregon schedule because of the scenic mountains, forest, and other gorgeous location on the way. The distance to the beach is short and very beautiful and will lighten up your mood. On the beach, you can see the beautiful area of Cape Meares Lighthouse and Tillamook. After all the fun, if you still have time, you can visit the Seaside area just 7 miles apart to explore the aquarium, carousel, and arcade.

Day Trips from Portland to Astoria

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  • Distance: 98 miles
  • How to get there: Train, Bus, Car, Towncar
  •  Must See: Columbia River Maritime Museum, The Astoria Column, Flavel House Museum, Fort George Brewery, Astoria-Megler Bridge
  •  Where to eat: Busu Astoria, Bridgewater Bistro, Roll and Bowl, Surf 2 Soul
  •  Great for: Families, Groups, Kids, Couples, etc.

Astoria is situated in the North of Cannon Beach and Seaside and can also be considered for day trips from Portland, Oregon. This town is unique in that it is enhanced with Victorian Style architecture, tradition, and history. It is famous for photography because of its outlook and picturesque vibe. Additionally, there are many other tourist attractions sites such as museums, bridges, and river banks to visit.  

Day Trips from Portland to Willamette Valley

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  • Distance: 48 miles
  • How to get there: Train, Bus, Car, Taxi, Uber
  • Must See: Portland Japanese Garden, Pittock Mansion, OMSI, Lan Su Chinese Garden, International Rose Test Garden, Oregon Zoo
  • Where to eat: Rosmarino Osteria Italiana, The Painted Lady, Jory, Bar Delux
  •  Great for: Families, Kids, Groups, Couples, etc.

Located on the South of Portland, Willamette Valley is a wine garden filled with top-quality grape fields and wineries. Vast fields with fresh fragrances of fruits in the air will bring you a lot of joy on your road trip. Join a tour group to get a detailed knowledge of this area and enjoy the local restaurants' seasonal delights. It is not a problem even if you take kids with you as they can enjoy playing in the fields.