Mt. Hood's Silcox Hut. Photo courtesy Travel Oregon.
If your exposure to Oregon has been limited to Portlandia, it's time to experience the state's greatest natural resources (food, booze and the great outdoors) in their native habitat. Portland-based EverGreen Escapes has created a four-day, three-night itinerary (Oct. 13-16; $2,950) that is hands-on tourism at its best. The trip begins and ends with tours of Portland by (what else?) bike, with a high-altitude dinner at Mt. Hood's Silcox Hut, winery and distillery visits, salmon fishing and crab-trapping along the Oregon coast and a chef-led foraging hike in between. Bring your boots.
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