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With golf courses like Pumpkin Ridge and Reserve Vineyards, Portland, Oregon's a haven of great golf and beer
With three dozen breweries, Portland, Ore. is known as beer central. But there's also great golf nearby, making for excellent beer/golf tours of the area. Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club and Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club are two of the best courses to check out, Brandon Tucker writes.
Portland is a one-of-a-kind city to visit. It's golf scene is strong, too. Portlanders have great munis they can play every day. But what's most striking about the city is how varied the golf gets if you head an hour in any direction, such as the mountains to the southeast or the Columbia River Gorge to the east.
Portland is one of America's great livable and unique cities, and its residents are an especially outdoorsy bunch during the sunny summer months. So it makes perfect sense that the city would have a dynamite municipal golf system, which is highlighted by Heron Lakes Golf Club's Greenback and Great Blue courses.
Last month I told you about five of my favorite landmark city hotels and which golf courses to pair with them. Here are five more classic-era, architecturally resplendent, boutique hotels that can make for an unforgettable golf trip.
Portland Golf CoursesPortland is famous for its eccentricity and progressiveness, both of which get skewered on the hit TV show "Portlandia." But this cultural center of the Northwest isn't all about hipsters and poseurs there's something for visitors of all ages and tastes.