You’re In the Driver’s Seat
Or the cyclist’s seat. Or in control of the paddle stick directing your raft down the rapids, at the throttle of your snowmobile or in charge of the double-black diamond run you’re about to OWN. Whatever details you plan for your Mt. Hood Territory adventure, you’re running the show. Pair equestrian events with wine tasting, skydiving with photography, flower festivals with Geocaching and a remote mountain-top hut with sky-high cuisine. Yeah, baby.
Explore the Regions
From the mountains to the valley with an exhilarating dose of city life mixed in, travel here is all about diversity. Ride just minutes from Portland’s city center for urban kayaking direct to the mouth of one of the nation’s largest waterfalls. Make your way further south and drink in Oregon Wine Country. Head east to the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River and the tip of majestic Mt. Hood. Thinking about your budget? We’ve got diversity there, too.
Sure, the End of the Oregon Trail and the beginning of the state reside in Oregon City. Of course, Lake Oswego is the home of glitterati. Absolutely, Milwaukie has one of the finest Farmers Markets in a region famous for same. But did you know our urban assets also include the West Coast’s best single-malt scotch list, Nature Conservancy land sculpted by prehistoric floods, and a cheery red mill that sends its fresh-ground goods ‘round the world? True!
The oenophiles among you will know the Willamette Valley’s reputation from the pages of the New York Times and the exceptional bottles of Pinot in your cellar. Birders hark to the call of Swainson’s Thrush and Townsend’s Warblers. Horse lovers ride for miles to watch Hunter/Jumper shows and take in the velvety green pastures framed by white wooden fences. You? You’re probably here for it all.
You’ve heard the song, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough?” They weren’t talking about us when they penned that tune. Our mountain is high enough for Olympic hopefuls to ski each summer, the rivers wide enough for a raft or three of your most adventurous friends, and our valleys low enough for leisurely trail rides that lead you wherever your free spirit takes you.