The Intertwine of Portland Region

If you have an appetite for outdoor adventure, consider a getaway that satisfies your hunger for the great Oregon outdoors and teaches you more about your community too. Discover Greater Portland’s “Intertwine” where it’s easy to connect with nearby nature. “The Intertwine is a name for the Portland area’s network of trails, parks and natural… More
: Tualatin Hills Nature Park by @swong95765 (Flickr)

Beaverton

Beaverton is so much more than Portland’s next-door neighbor.

Tucked between the dramatic West Hills and Tualatin Valley farmlands, this city has its own unique identity and it’s filled with wineries, historic landmarks, international restaurants, boutiques and Nike’s global headquarters. And the outdoors are always easy to access; Beaverton has an impressive network of more than 100 parks, 30 miles of hiking trails and 25 miles of bike paths.

Trip Ideas

  • The Vineyard and Valley Tour Route
    Handpicked produce, carefully crafted wines and bucolic beauty will tempt you at every turn on this 57-mile/92-kilometer route through the Tualatin Valley — the heart of Washington County, an easy side trip from the Portland... More
  • International Eats
    Take your taste buds on a trip around the globe in Oregon's Tualatin Valley where a world of food is waiting for you to explore. Here are a few suggestions for international cuisine just outside of... More
  • Oregon Wineries Go Green
    The fields at Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden in Southern Oregon are awash in the pastels of springtime: pink, blue, purple and white. Fungi grow amidst the grapes — a sign of healthy soil — and a wealth of... More
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Ideas for day trips from Portland in September for a family?

For a coast trip, I recommend taking Highway 26 from Portland, and then take the Highway 6 turnoff to Tillamook. In Tillamook visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory! Then proceed up Highway 101 and stop whenever your curiosity is piqued. There are lots of beaches and parks and vistas to check out. Some cute towns along that route…

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