Find Your Next Adventure

Walk, hike, bike, bird, paddle, play...experience The Intertwine.

With such a wide variety of adventure possibilities right outside your door, it's easy to connect with nature. For ideas on our region's best places to play, check out these Intertwine adventures contributed by local leaders, residents and naturalists.

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Every winter one of our region's great spectacles begins to unfold. Eagles, Sandhill Cranes, Canada geese, ducks, snow geese, tundra swans, and other birds congregate on Sauvie Island.

Tundra Swans in flight

Ridgefield Refuge is one of four national wildlife refuges, along with Steigerwald Lake, Pierce, and Franz Lake, that are located along the lower Columbia River in Washington. A local wildlife photographer finds the rewards of the Refuge's Discovery Auto Tour.

Birders at Oaks Bottom

Portland's reputation as a "green" metropolitan area is confirmed by a remarkable array of birding sites, offering a chance to find nearly every species of bird that regularly occurs in the Willamette Valley. From the Willamette River confluence east to the Sandy River Delta, the mighty Columbia River and nearby lakes and wetlands offer you views of magnificent wildlife.

Salmon spawn at Lucia Falls

Explore Lucia Falls Park on the east fork of Washington's Lewis River when the salmon return home to spawn.

The swifts circling the Chapman chimney

Every year, one of Portland’s most spectacular natural events begins: Thousands of Vaux’s swifts gather in the city and swirl into their migratory home in the chimney at Chapman Elementary.