“Very late but still I am writing a recommendation for our fantastic home exchange back in 2010! We very much enjoyed our stay at Pattie and Doug's house, it was then our first home exchange and they both made our stay a really nice experience. Their house is very well located in a very nice suburban area of Portland from where you can explore the city itself but also the surrounding area. The house is extremely pretty and offers plenty of room, even for a larger family. We can highly recommend Pattie and Doug as experienced home exchangers with a great house!”
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Where is it?
Portland offers the best of both worlds: A vibrant, walkable urban hub with world-class restaurants, cafes, shopping, wine bars, active nightlife and a thriving music scene, parks, museums and galleries, etc. In addition to downtown and its trendy neighbor "The Pearl" neighborhood, Portland offers a wide variety of fantastic neighborhoods to explore, many of which are walkable from our house (Alberta, Broadway, Hollywood, etc.). Public transportation in the city is excellent.
Portland also makes an ideal base for exploring the renowned Pacific Northwest of the US, including the Columbia River Gorge (30-45 minutes); Oregon's famous Pacific coast beaches; world-class vineyards in surrounding wine country; Mt. Hood (year-round skiing and hiking) and Mt. Saint Helens (active volcano); Columbia, Clackamas and many other rivers (boating, skiing, fishing).
From Portland it's an easy trip to Seattle (3 hours), Vancouver (5 hours) & Victoria (Canada), central Oregon's high desert (3 hours), and much more. Portland and Oregon offer an amazing array of outdoor activities that make this a magnet for hiking, biking, fishing, camping, golfing, tennis, skiing, sailing, and much more.
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