Outdoor Life

Heed the Call of the Wild … in 30 minutes or less!

Portland, Oregon is surrounded by nature – forests, rivers, lakes, mountains and the Pacific Ocean. In fact, Forest Park, the country’s largest urban park is located right inside the city itself.

Camping, Kayaking, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding are just some of the activities enjoyed by Portlanders everyday. With National Forests and State and local parks located within short driving distance of Portland, it’s always easy to recharge your batteries in the great outdoors. People who live here have a special relationship with nature, even when they spend most of their time indoors. A careful balance between urban sprawl and protected open spaces is what makes Portland such a magical place.