Did you know that Portland, Oregon is ranked second as the most bike-friendly city in the world? Vancouver is close behind with an abundance of bike-friendly features throughout. Bike maps are available here: Portland, Vancouver. Two bridges span the Columbia river connecting drivers, bikers, and walkers from both cities.
Biking manuals, tips, law, and sign descriptions are available here and here.
Portland Saturday Market - must be experienced to be believed! The Bite of Oregon is another event you don't want to miss. Downtown Portland also can't be experienced without a visit to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Also explore the Willamette and Columbia rivers on the Portland Spirit.
Also check out the Vancouver and Portland Farmer's Market - a great source of local produce and merchandise.
Here is huge list of additional recreational activities in the Vancouver area, and
For sports fans, here are Oregon and Washington sports teams. If you like airplanes, be sure to catch the annual Oregon International Air Show.
Vancouver Fort, George C Marshall House, Pittock Mansion
Resorts & Lodges: Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline Lodge, or Ski Bowl (for winter & summer fun)
Gifford Pinchot National Forest (WA)
Mount Hood National Forest (OR)
Note: Some wilderness locations in these areas require a fee to use them.