In town for a CIMI training or event? Life shouldn't be all work, it needs a little bit of play! Portland, Oregon is nicknamed "The City of Roses" with many rose gardens,
so be sure to take some time to stop and smell them. Less then an hour drive from Portland, in almost any direction you can be at a breath taking destination. See the beautiful Oregon Coast, visit a 300+ foot waterfall, relax in the quiet sanctuary of the Japanese Gardens, take a walk across the Hawthrone Bridge over the Willamate River, or pay a visit to Powell's, one of the largest new & used bookstores in world. Contrary to the rumor that it always rains here, Oregon has many wonderful and beautiful sights to see. Don't take our word for it though, come on out and see for yourself!
Looking west towards the Hawthorne Bridge and downtown Portland. Approximately two million people live in Portland metropolitan area, it is Oregon's most populous city, and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest.
The Beautiful Oregon Coast! This is a viewpoint from Ecola State Park, about 75 miles west of Portland. This spot is also famous from the 1985 movie, "The Goonies," where the kids hold up the skeleton key to the rocks to help them on their treasure hunt adventure! Enjoy a coastal sunset.
Mount Hood! 60 miles east of Portland is a snow-covered peak that rises 11,249 ft (3,429 m) and is home to twelve glaciers. It is the highest mountain in Oregon and the fourth-highest in the Cascade Range. Mount Hood is considered the Oregon volcano most likely to erupt, though based on its history, an explosive eruption is highly unlikely. The mountain has six ski areas: Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood Meadows, Ski Bowl, Cooper Spur, just to name a few! All ski resorts together total over 4,600 acres of skiable terrain. Timberline offers the only year-round lift-served skiing in North America.