Activities seem to ooze from the ground in Portland. Besides all the sports on top of the pavement, worlds of liquid adventure on the rivers, lakes and ocean in or near Portland await discovery as well.
While Portland is probably most famous for cycling, running, rafting, and boating, such wild and perhaps wacky activities as cliff jumping, kite boarding, and disc golf offer a new kind of recreation. Lest you think "activity" in Portland means only the strenuous physical kind, just look at Portland's gardens and tidal inlets. There you'll see that gardening, crabbing, and other more quiet activities have a place in Portland, too. Or sit back and watch, thanks to Portland's numerous parks and benches. Just be sure to bring a towel and bottle of water if you decide to people watch. Gazing at everyone else participating in all these activities can work up quite a sweat.
- For the most picturesque photo settings, the sights in and around Portland can't be beat. A mere 30 miles from city limits, Multnomah Falls symbolizes Portland's famed natural environment and is the gateway to the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, with its scenic drive and waterfalls.
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