Around Town

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.

Washington State Parks

Clark County Parks and Recreation
Vancouver Parks and Recreation
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Oregon Zoo
Oregon State Parks
Portland Parks and Recreation
Forest Park (70 miles of trails just minutes from downtown Portland)
Japanese Garden
Portland Rose Garden

Museums and Performing Arts
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Pearson Air Museum
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
Portland Art Museum
Portland Children's Museum
Maryhill Museum of Art
Oregon Symphony
Portland Opera
Portland Center for Performing Arts
Oregon Ballet Theatre


Theaters: Fandango, Cinetopia, OMNIMAX, Murdock Planetarium (The WaferTech Company Store has discounted tickets for Regal Cinemas and Cinetopia available to employees)

Events: Ticketmaster, Rose Quarter, Camas First Friday, Portland First Thursday, Portland Rose Festival
Bowling: Big Als, Crosley Lanes, Hazel Dell Lanes
Golf Near WaferTech: Camas Meadows, Green Mountain, Orchard Hills
Places: Enchanted Forest


Portland Rose Quarter: Home of the Trail Blazers (NBA), the Winterhawks (WHL), concerts, circus performances and much more

Jeld-Wen Field: Home of the Portland Timbers (MLS)


Shopping Malls
Malls: Westfield, Lloyd Center, Clackamas Town Center, Pioneer Place

Farmer's Markets: Vancouver, Camas, Portland

Historical Sites
Vancouver Fort, George C Marshall House, Pittock Mansion

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Multnomah Falls
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, WA
Adventure in Washington (camping, hang gliding, hot air ballooning, kayaking, water skiing, windsurfing, and much more!)
Hiking in Oregon and Washington
Visit the wine country: Oregon | Washington
Oregon Caves National Monument
Mt. Hood National Forest
Explore the Washington Coast and Oregon Coast (here and here)

Crater Lake, OR (The deepest lake in the United States)

The Mountains
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.