1. Want to change your climate? Drive an hour.
You’ve got your choice between a coastal rain forest, a couple of mountains, a gorge, the desert, the ocean, lakes, hot springs, and river beds. If you can’t find something you like, you’re just kind of miserable.
2. Or experience the great outdoors in the city limits
Between Forest Park, Washington Park, Sauvie Island, Tabor, Rocky Butte, and other green spaces, you’ve still got your pick of forests, sandy beaches, and cliff faces. Clothing is often optional.