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CANNON BEACH Long sandy beaches and a panorama of mountain vistas and rugged coast line frame the coastal community of popular Cannon Beach. Located along Highway 101, this coastline includes one of the world’s larger monoliths, Haystack Rock. There are many sites and attractions at Cannon Beach which draws over 750,000 visitors each year. As a center for the arts, there are plenty of art festivals, the Sandcastle Contest in June, and a wide variety of art galleries. Outdoor enthusiasts will find enjoyment in kite flying, bonfires, hiking trails, exploration of the many wooded areas, picnicking, and of course, fishing. For more information, contact: Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce 503-436-2623, chamber@cannonbeach.org www.cannonbeach.org CLACKAMAS Part of the Portland-Vancouver metro area, Clackamas is home to many county fairs, festivals, and buckaroo rodeos. The area offers ample photo and hiking opportunities and is near to Portland and Mount Hood. For more information, contact: North Clackmas Chamber of Commerce 7740 S.E. Harmony Rd. | Milwaukie, Oregon 97222 503-654-7777, web1@yourchamber.com www.yourchamber.com CLOVERDALE With pristine beaches, amazing scenery, and grand forest, guests will enjoy all that Cloverdale has to offer. Cloverdale is located in the heart of Tillamook County along Highway 101. COLUMBIA CITY Approximately 60 miles from the Pacific Ocean lies this quiet hamlet hugging the banks of the Columbia River. With its mild climate, Columbia City is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. And, if you look out into the horizon you will behold five majestic snow covered peaks: Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, and Mount Jefferson. DALLAS Dallas boasts many historical buildings, a botanical garden, and thousands of acres of open space for fishing, hiking, picnicking, and biking, as well as seven community parks. It also has a new indoor aquatic center for family fun. For more information, contact: Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce 119 SW Court St. • PO Box 377 Dallas, Oregon 97338 503-623-2564, info@dallasoregon.org, www.dallasoregon.org DUNDEE Hugged by the scenic Willamette River and award-winning vineyards, adding Dundee to your itinerary is a must. While 20 there, experience fine-dining in one of many highly rated restaurants, then tour the local wineries and tasting rooms, and top off the day with a relaxing walk or bike ride along the scenic paths of Dundee parks. FALLS CITY Every season is beautiful in Falls City, where the Little Luckiamute River passes through the center of town. FOREST GROVE Surrounded by local wineries, rolling hills, and lush forest, Forest Grove abounds with adventure and activity. Enjoy an invigorating day hiking and biking, playing tennis, or hitting balls on one of five golf courses. If you are looking to take in the local arts scene, be sure to visit the community theater. Festivals and fairs include the Barbershop Ballad Contest in March, a vintage car show in July, and Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival in September. For more information, contact: Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce 2417 Pacific Avenue | Forest Grove, Oregon 97116 503-357-3006, info@fgchamber.org, www.fgchamber.org GARIBALDI Overlooking Tillamook Bay and the Pacific Ocean, this coastal community off Highway 101. Breathtaking scenery from the pier and plentiful fishing at the famous Ghost Hole are just some of the activities offered here. GEARHART With agriculture and fishing at the center of this town, Gearhart is a quiet, upscale area along Highway 101. Several shops dot main street where you can pick up souvenirs, gifts, and artwork. GLADSTONE Galdstone is small city with excellent community parks an d family events, festivals, and farmers' market during the summer months. HEBO You will find fishing, hunting, and water sports awaiting you in Hebo! At the Highway 101 and Highway 22 junction, this tiny ocean hamlet, which enjoys both the ocean and the Nestucca River, is also near Cape Kiwanda State Park and Grand Ronde Indian Reservoir. HILLSBORO Centered between the Pacific Ocean and Cascade Mountains, this “high-tech” city has grown from a small rural town to just under 100,000 people. Enjoy their historical downtown with quaint shops, bistros, and art galleries, or relax in the quiet peacefulness of the Jackson Bottoms Wetlands Preserve, a 725acre sanctuary to ducks and geese, deer, otters, beavers, herons. For more information, contact: OREGON TRAVEL AND RECREATION GUIDE