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Portland Hiking Trails

There are endless ways to enjoy life in Portland, Oregon. It's a hub for food, coffee, live music, and culture, but our brokers are also grateful to live in a place with a wonderful climate and spectacular natural scenery. That makes it one of the best places in the U.S. for hiking and outdoor adventure in any season. 

The Portland area offers year-round hiking opportunities. Whether you're looking for a challenging trek or an easy afternoon stroll, these are some of our favorite all-season hiking destinations near Portland homes for sale.

  1. Tryon Creek State Natural Area
    How many major metropolitan areas can claim to have a full state park within the city limits? Portland does, and we're proud of it! Tryon Creek State Natural Area spans 658 acres and contains 8 miles of hiking trails, 3 miles of horseback riding trails and a 3-mile paved bike path. The entire area is packed with incredible scenery that feels miles away from city life. The 5.7-mile Outer Loop Hike is a great place to start. 

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Gig Harbor Guide

Gig Harbor homes for sale are some of the most desirable in the entire state of Washington. Known for peace, quiet, and waterfront views, the Gig Harbor is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Still, that's not all there is to it. When you feel like going outside your private oasis of tranquility, you'll find outstanding amenities. There's food, festivals, shopping, and more. Our brokers are excited to share all of the latest happenings in and around Gig Harbor.

Let's take a closer look at Gig Harbor and all it has to offer:

  1. Harbor History Museum – 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98332
    Operating from a picturesque 14,500 square-foot campus with stunning waterfront views, the Harbor History Museum is one of the best ways to learn about the region's culture and history. It is known for award-winning educational programming and its preserved 1893 schoolhouse. In 2015, it started holding outdoor musical performances monthly.
  2. Tacoma Narrows Bridge – Tacoma Narrows Bridge, WA 98335
    The Tacoma Narrows Bridge is one of the most famous suspension bridges in the United States. Seen as a marvel of modern engineering when it went into service in 1950, it is a twin suspension bridge that serves State Route 16. While you're sure to pass over it once or twice in your travels around the Gig Harbor area, it's also a magnificent attraction in its own right.

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Lake Oswego Living

Few places in the United States offer stunning scenery comparable to the Pacific Northwest. Oregon is a gem of this region, offering limitless views from the sea to the mountains. Lake Oswego is a fantastic community of fewer than 40,000 residents who surround the beautiful Oswego Lake. Although it's only a few miles away from Portland, Lake Oswego leaves the hustle and bustle of the city behind and instead provides an intimate atmosphere. Featuring a growing arts and culture scene, tons of outdoor recreation opportunities and a tight-knit community that makes even visitors feel right at home.

Our brokers have watched dozens of men and women fall in love with the charm of Lake Oswego, and we know you will too. Here are a few of the amazing experiences that await those who live along Oswego Lake.

An Inside Look at Living in Lake Oswego

The highly educated and entrepreneurial residents of Lake Oswego are mostly married couples who have children that attend one of the area's great schools. The Lake Oswego School District has one of the highest graduation rates in the region as well as some of the highest performance ratings. Several private primary schools, as well as both private and public colleges and universities, are also within a short drive from home.

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Seattle Pier 54

Since 1988 Pier 54 has become one of the top tourist destinations in the Seattle Waterfront. Famously home to the flagship Ivar's restaurant, the pier has become a symbol of Seattle and is a central location for a fun day on the waterfront. There is no doubt that our Brokers like to highlight how vibrant and fun a city Seattle is, and Pier 54 contributes to that atmosphere.

Waterfront Fun Begins at Pier 54 

Pier 54 is a familiar sight for commuters as it is adjacent to the ferry terminal that serves popular destinations such as West Seattle, the Olympic Peninsula, and Vashon Island. This was why it was considered such a prime location for some of Seattle's oldest businesses. These businesses include such Seattle originals as:

  • Ivar's Acres of Clams Seafood Restaurant
  • Ye Olde Curiosity Shop Museum and Gift Shop 
  • Simply Seattle Gift and Souveniers
  • Kidd Valley Burger and Shakes
  • The Frankenfurter Hot Dog Stand

While the eateries do brisk business with commuters waiting for their ferries, these businesses provide a place for visitors to fuel up and get ready for a waterfront walk.

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