Local day trips to explore, as Oregon gas prices continue to soar

It’s not just the rain that’s been putting a damper on spring adventures in Oregon – record gas prices have also been making us rethink our weekend day trips to the coast or Columbia Gorge.
Not content to simply complain about what we’re paying at the pump, on this week’s episode of Peak Northwest we tick off some local excursions around the Portland area, including close-in hiking trails and area towns to explore.
If a lengthy day trip is too rich for your taste, you can always take the opportunity to check out some local destinations that you might have overlooked.
Here are some highlights from this week’s show:

Sauvie Island is more than just beaches, there are several great hiking trails to explore.

You don’t need to go way out into the Columbia Gorge for a good outdoors experience.

Head to Portland’s suburbs for a wealth of hiking opportunities.

Local cities like Vancouver and Salem are great for day trips or overnighters


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