The Pacific Northwest boasts a cluster of national parks, monuments, and scenic areas that are on a whole ‘nother level.
The United States is home to some of the most diverse and dramatic landscapes on the planet, many of which are preserved “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Lucky us.
The trip from Portland, Oregon, to Seattle, Washington is simple: hop on I-5 north, and you’ll be there in about three and a half hours. It’s only 180 miles of interstate between the two cities, and even on the interstate, the scenery is beautiful.
Stretching more than 350 miles, the Oregon Coast is lined with countless beach towns, stunning ocean vistas, and exciting outdoor adventures.
Portland is only as weird as you want it to be, and you can control your level of weirdness simply by choosing the right neighborhood to stay in.