Ah, Portland. No, not Portland, Maine, but Portland, Oregon. This city is the most civil I’ve ever lived in in the United States, though some complain it has changed somewhat with the influx of the not-so-civil Californians :) Still, Portland is a well-run city, a mini version of Seattle. Portland is also neighborhoods with shops and cafes. Coffee fuels this town (as it does Seattle). And microbreweries. The city has a thriving nightlife, and a healthy rotation of monthly happenings. During the Rose Festival the city is even more alive. Have a stroll along Waterfront Park, or take a drive to Multnomah Falls for a nice hike. The city blends urban and nature well, with the largest urban forest in the United States, Forrest Park. I love Portland. I spent nearly 10 years living there and will always consider it my second hometown. On clear days, stare at Mount Hood. Everyone does.
Most known for its winter season, Whistler has a vast array of summer activities to participate in along with a quaint ski town atmosphere. We’ll travel the Sea to Sky Highway with magnificent views and the possibility to see whales and bald eagles. Whether you want to mountain bike, ride ATVs, or ride Peak to Peak on the Gondola, Whistler is a must-do city.
About Port Townsend
At the top of the peninsula is the quaint town of Port Angeles. This is a little town that has everything. We spotted big box stores and locally owned markets, chain restaurants and hole-in-the-wall eateries that use ingredients from local farms, not to mention both big beautiful mountains as well as gorgeous coast and beaches. The waterfront district has lots of great places to eat, viewing piers of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and a ferry to Victoria, B.C.
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