There are many days it's too gray and cloudy to see this beauty, but it's a glorious sight when we do get views of Mt. Hood. I feel blessed to see this from my neighborhood (not this particular view), and to live within easy driving distance of this mountain.
I can drive to Multnomah Falls (and several other waterfalls) within minutes. I never get tired of seeing these gorgeous displays of natural beauty.
the Pacific Coast
I love that I can go to the coast and spend a day at the Pacific Ocean. We have lovely state parks and beaches all along the coast, so often we visit several when we are there and each have different things they offer.
the Columbia River Gorge
I live less than a mile from the Columbia River and as you drive east along the river, you drive through some pretty amazing landscape. I was breathless the first time we drove through the gorge and now it's practically my backyard. There are so many wonderful hikes and places to explore.
Because of all the rainfall, this area is able to grow many different things. I particularly like the tulip fields in the spring and the dahlia fields in the late summer.
We actually live in a small area of the country that is considered rain forest and it's amazing to hike through our lush, green forests. So much moss and so much greenery. I had never seen anything like it before moving here.
Portland is a small city when it comes to cities, but it offers great opportunities and cultural activities. We have a zoo, several museums, concerts, plays and much more.
Those are a few of the things that I love most about where I live. I'd love to know what you love about where you live...