Oregon Fall Activities for You and the Family

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The Columbia Gorge is one of the most beautiful places to go for a hike. Take your backpack, some snacks, and bring the family for a day adventure. Multnomah Falls not only is the tallest falls in Oregon, but there are several fun hikes around the area, like Wahkeena Loop Hike.

Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University’s campus is known as one of the best Market’s in the Pacific Northwest. There are over 200 vendors selling everything from flowers, meats, cheeses, baked goods, fruits, vegetables and some of Portland’s best food carts. Stop by the market on Saturday before breakfast to beat the crowd, or coming later in the day to shop and eat. Portland Farmers Market PSU runs through December.

Take a drive up to Mount Hood and check out the historic Timberline Lodge. This National Historic Landmark sits at an elevation of 5960 feet in the beautiful Mount Hood National Forest. Go for a day hike around Mount Hood and come back to Timberline for a fun dining experience.

Put on your pajamas, grab the kids, and head to Hood River for the Polar Express Train. Drink hot cocoa, eat some cookies all while listening to the Polar Express story. The train takes you through the beautiful Hood River Valley, with a quick stop at The North Pole. Before the trip ends, there is a very special guest that hops on the train giving every child a unique Christmas gift.

The Japanese Garden located in Portland, Oregon is one of the most unique and beautiful destinations in Portland. This garden sits on more than 5.5 acres. This is a great activity for the whole family that even the kids will enjoy.

Attend the 40th Northwest Filmmakers Festival now through November 16th in Portland. Join in this celebration and support our regional filmmakers and artists. To attend one of the special screenings, check out the NW Film Center Center schedule.

Ashley Marti is a blogger with a focus on simple recipes with big flavor that highlight seasonal and local produce. Styling for the family and home, a few DIYs, and our everyday Pacific Northwest adventures.

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