Liquid Assets in Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory

With the backdrop of Greater Portland, Mt. Hood and the Willamette River, Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory offers the best of all worlds — urban buzz, mountain beauty and verdant river country.

: Highland Stillhouse Scottish Pub in Oregon City by Leah Nash


Twelve miles south of Portland, Gladstone is a historic locale at the confluence of the Willamette and Clackamas rivers.

The ancestral home of the Clackamas Indians — whose presence is marked by the Pow-Wow Tree, an Oregon Heritage Tree — Gladstone was settled by Oregon Trail pioneers. Present-day explorers will enjoy fishing on the Clackamas and the Willamette, as well as hiking and birding at local parks. Grab a coffee and discover downtown antique shops.

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