We absolutely loved our year living in Portland, chasing waterfalls in the Gorge, driving down the Oregon Coast, and walking the rainbow stripes of the Painted Hills. We put on our rainjackets and learned how to embrace the rain and soak in and really appreciate the few days of sunshine.


Here are some quick links to help you plan your next visit.

General Outdoors: 101 Things to Do in OregonThe 7 Wonders of Oregon9 Reasons Why Oregon is the Iceland of America /Oregon WaterfallsOregon State Parks

Greater Portland: Portland Bucket List / Best Places to Eat in Portland Oregon / Fine Dining in Portland / Instagram Spots in PortlandFree Things to Do in PortlandDay Trips from Portland / Weekend Trips from Portland / Best Views in PortlandPortland Breweries Bucket ListPros and Cons of Living in PortlandHow to Dress in PortlandPittock Mansion + Best View of Portland

Columbia River Gorge: Best Hikes in the Columbia River Gorge / Latourell FallsTriple FallsRowena CrestWahclella FallsDog Mountain

Mount Hood: Hood River Fruit LoopHow to Snowshoe Around Trillium Lake

Oregon Coast: Ultimate Oregon Coast Road Trip Guide /How to Go Crabbing on the Oregon Coast / Things to Do in AstoriaDrift Creek Falls HikeSamuel H Boardman State Scenic Corridor GuideThor’s Well

Central Oregon: Smith Rock State Park Guide (Photo Diary)Misery Ridge Trail, Smith Rock State Park

Eastern Oregon: The Ultimate Eastern Oregon Road Trip GuideThe Alvord Desert / John Day Fossil Beds National Monument / Painted Hills (Photo Diary)

Southern Oregon: Ultimate Guide to Crater Lake National Park + Mount Mazama

Willamette Valley: Trail of Ten Falls, Silver Falls State Park

See All Oregon and Portland Guides