I visit Vancouver, Washington several times a year, for conventions and cultural events. In fact, Vancouver is only about a 15-20 minute drive from Portland as the Interstate Bridge connects the two, over the Columbia River. The personality of Vancouver is vibrant, artsy, outdoorsy and environmentally friendly. There are recycling containers everywhere and people use bicycles for transportation more often than I've seen in other metropolitan areas.
Much of the shopping, dining and nightlife in the city is actually in Portland, which is really just 15 minutes away. Vancouver has more outdoor activities and historical sites, so the two communities together make for a great destination. The green hills and seaside location make for a relaxing, clean and fresh environment. Vancouver's recreational lakes, parks, hiking and bicycle trails are great for the traveler who enjoys the outdoors. Spawning salmon and birds of prey are a treat not many other cities can provide. In the summer, water sports are also popular. Visitor can swim, sail, scuba dive, ski and even wind surf. Overall, the city of Portland is a great destination.
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