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If you ever saw the comedy series Portlandia, which ran from 2011 to 2018, you know this city of 653,000 (metro area 2.1 million) is bike-friendly and full of food carts/trucks, indie bookstores, farm-to-table restaurants, an embarrassing number of coffee shops - and has a certain quirkiness to it (a popular local slogan goes: "Keep Portland Weird"). Most of these characterizations are pretty accurate. However, it's also a city that boasts more than 150 parks, including the largest forested pa

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Top 10 Musts to Visit in Washington State

Washington State is a treasure trove of natural wonders, vibrant cities, and cultural landmarks, offering an array of unforgettable travel destinations. From the majestic peaks of the Cascade Range to the bustling streets of Seattle, here are the top 10 places to visit in Washington.


Known as the Emerald City, Seattle is a dynamic metropolis nestled between Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. Explore iconic landmarks like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, where you can sample f

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