Winter can be rough, to say the least. From the constant onslaught of rain to the unavoidable bitter chill that comes with the season, winter is often seen as something we all just have to get through rather than a time to be enjoyed. And while it’s not all bad, considering we have the holidays to thank for alleviating some gloom and doom, it’s safe to say some of us need more pick-me-ups than others to survive the remaining frigid days of winter. If this sounds anything like you, we think we have just the trick to lift your spirits this winter season.
It’s that time of year again – the time where we all shed the disappointments of the past year and collectively turn up into the new one. While many choose to celebrate by spraying champagne on their friends and family, we’ve got a few alternative ideas in mind for those who want to have a fun, but relatively chill New Year’s Eve this year. If this sounds like your kind of party, here are some suggestions for how you can have a very 420-friendly start to 2020:
Troutdale doesn’t get enough credit for being one of the coolest tiny towns in Portland. Otherwise known as the Gateway to the Gorge, Troutdale is the last stop before hitting the Historic Columbia River Highway and first stop on the way back from iconic hikes such as Angel’s Rest and Multnomah Falls. Because of this, people often use it as a quick pitstop for gas or fast food, but little do they know Troutdale has plenty to offer when it comes to entertainment, restaurants, and more. Without further ado, here are some of our favorite destinations in and around Troutdale, so you’ll know what to explore next time you’re in the neighborhood.