Road Trip: Estacada

At first glance, Estacada is your stereotypical Oregon oasis: tree-covered parks, a gushing scenic river, a local craft brewery, a weekly farmers market and strangers who quickly become friends. But this woodsy city, just 30 miles southeast of Portland, is anything but ordinary. Known as the “gateway to the Clackamas River,” Estacada is a one-stop… More
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Estacada

Situated at the base of the Mt. Hood National Forest and bordering the Clackamas River, this Christmas tree capital serves as a last convenience stop for travelers on their way to hiking, biking and snow and water sports.

Lush forests and rivers abound, while the urban center of Portland is a mere 35 miles away.

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Where can I find huckleberries around Mt. Hood?

Huckleberries generally grow in the mountains above about 3000 feet. There are some great spots around Mt Hood, and I have even gone over to the Wallowas to pick. A free permit is required from the Forest Service, even if you are only planning on harvesting a small amount for your personal use. My best…

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