1. It has Portland, the place where misfits and weirdos seemly congregate.
Portland has a reputation for everything bizarre. From cereal-topped doughnuts to vegan strip clubs, to the Freakybuttrue Peculiarium, there’s truly something for everyone. Besides, where else can you find a unicycling bagpiper who dons a Darth Vader mask?
2. Columbia River Gorge.
The wild natural scene of the Columbia River Gorge is pretty much an enclave for anyone who seeks adventure. Just hike a few miles on a number of trails and it’s not long before you run into mossy forest and waterfalls. The rainforest-like conditions keep the area green and vibrant, which makes for some jaw-dropping trails.