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Wine and Skiing from Portland by Car Hire

What a beautiful picture Portland paints!  Portland, Oregon is one of those cities in the United States that is not too famous or touristy, but still quite large with a myriad of attractions both in the city and the surrounding area.  Perhaps it is kept somewhat of a secret, because if the world knew that more than 100 wineries and the resort with the longest ski season in the United States were both within an hour drive by car rental from Portland Airport it might suddenly become crowded!  

The wine region around Portland, Oregon is known as the Willamette Valley, and wine aficionados will know it for it's Pino Noirs.  If wine is your thing then a drive through this scenic valley to tour Oregon's world famous vineyards should definitely be on your list of holiday travel destinations.  

Portland is known for its progressive views and green initiatives and the wineries the surrounding Willamette Valley seem to have followed suit.  Wile there are some notable large scale wineries here, Oregon is the land of small scale, handcrafted wines.  The focus is on authentic winemaking and sustainable practices, with many of the vineyards certified organic or working towards certification.  Learn more about Oregon wineries and plan a tour by Portland car hire at

Timberline is nothing short of an epic destination.  Their slopes might not be the biggest and baudest in the world, but their powdery appeal adds to the ambiance that the whole resort creates which is grandiose.  Timberline Resort in Mount Hood National Forest offers excellent promotions to sweeten the deal throughout the year, such as their romantic ski packages for February targeted for Valentine's Day.  Get started on your ski holiday plans with a cheap car rental from Portland Airport.

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