Portland is perfectly located one hour away from Mt. Hood and one and half hours away from the Pacific Ocean. It is also located near the Willamette River Valley (one of the most fertile valleys in the world. The proximity to rivers, mountains, the coast, and valleys provides Portland a wealth of places to explore and make this city very appealing to those who love nature.
No matter the time of the year, Portland has many destinations you can explore each day and for those hoping to explore more of the West Coast of the US, it is only a 3 hour drive away from Seattle and a short two hour flight from San Francisco.