Portland to the North Coast

Highway 30 is not known for being a particularly speedy or direct route to the Northern Oregon Coast, but if you have the time and inclination to adventure one weekend, many interesting things can be discovered tucked away in little hamlets and small towns along the way. Starting South of Germantown Road, take Highway 30…

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Scappoose

Scappoose is a small community located 20 miles northwest of Portland in the heart of a Pacific wonderland.

The town is surrounded by lush green forests, the majestic Columbia River, and panoramic views of the snowcapped Cascade Mountains.

It is no secret why the Chinookan People made this unique place their home for centuries. Scappoose lies at one end of the Crown Z Trail – a nearly 22-mile multi-use trail spanning the width of Columbia County and connecting to Vernonia. Chapman Landing – a historic lumber terminal that offers spectacular views of South Columbia County – is located just east of Scappoose and is accessible via the Crown Z Trail.

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