Archive for category: Getaways

Portland Getaway – Inner tubing on Mt. Hood

December 24, 2010 at 11:10 am Getaways

It’s a common misconception that if you don’t ski or snowboard, there isn’t a lot to do on Mt. Hood.  In fact, there are a number of places to go where you can rent inner tubes on Mt. Hood and have a fantastic experience in the snow. This year we decided to give three of […]

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Portland Getaway – River Rafting on The Deschutes

August 21, 2010 at 11:40 am Getaways

We’ve been looking for great adventure getaways, so we were excited to see a discount for the Imperial River Company in Maupin, Oregon pop up on Groupon. Over the summer Groupon has featured a number of enticing activities, and rafting down the Deschutes at half-off was way too good to pass up. Up at 6:30 […]

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Portland Getaway – Great Wolf Lodge

August 17, 2010 at 4:36 pm Getaways

In our continuing series of quick and easy getaways, we have a look at Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound Washington. Located an hour and forty-five minutes north of Portland, just outside Centralia, Washington, Great Wolf Lodge is one of the few water parks in the Northwest. Unlike many water parks, Great Wolf Lodge is not […]

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Portland Getaway – Lincoln City and The Oregon Coast

August 14, 2010 at 1:05 pm Getaways

In our continuing series on easy Portland getaways, we have a look at a fairly easy trip that’s only a few hours away – Lincoln City.  You don’t have to own a beach house to enjoy the Oregon coast. Using services like Vacation Rental By Owner or Home Away, it’s easy to book a few […]

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Portland Tub and Tan – An Urban Escape

August 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm Getaways

We had such a positive response to our Portland Staycation piece that we’ve decided to seek out more quick, easy and affordable ways to get a quick escape without having to plan or spend for a big vacation. We didn’t quite know what to expect from Portland Tub and Tan, located in the Montavilla neighborhood […]

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Portland Mini Staycation

June 24, 2010 at 11:13 am Getaways

One of Portland’s top industries is travel. It’s no wonder – our food, lifestyle, transportation system and sights are frequently covered in The New York Times, Travel Channel, FoodTV and other national media outlets. From late May through September, Portland sees a surge of visitors from around the world. Living in Portland, it’s easy to […]

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