Road Trip: Fairview

You could go years passing through this community at the east edge of the Portland metro area without realizing what you’re missing: bird-filled wetlands, boating lakes, bike trails and a pedestrian-scale walkable village. With its waterfront parks, open spaces and a postcard-perfect vantage point of Mt. Hood, this city of 9,000 offers not just a…

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: Gino Rigucci

Fairview

Lewis and Clark passed through Fairview on the Columbia River just east of Portland.

Near the Historic Columbia River Highway, it’s the gateway for modern adventurers setting out for scenic drives, waterfall hikes and breathtaking viewpoints. Paddle petite Blue Lake or launch from Chinook Landing Marine Park into the mighty river. Step back in time with a tour of some of the town’s 127 historical sites, including the original jail and the Heslin House Museum.

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