Sports & Recreation
From world-class golf courses to NBA Basketball, the greater Portland/Vancouver metro area has much to offer the sports enthusiast. The metro area is home to a wide array of pro, semi-pro, and collegiate sports teams, and choice spots for windsurfing, skiing, and snowboarding are just a short drive away. Whether you're an avid sports fan or just enjoy being active, our communities have something for you.
The Portland/Vancouver area has a variety of exciting teams to satisfy the needs of even the most avid sports fan. From NBA basketball to Indy car racing, sports are an important part of who we are as a community.
Local Golf Courses
The natural forest and meadow settings of our region make for some of the most beautiful golf courses in the country. If you love golf, you’ll find numerous courses within minutes that are as challenging as they are scenic.
Skiing & Snowsports
Skiers and snowboarders alike can appreciate the winter sports opportunities available within a short distance of the metro area. Snow sports enthusiasts of all kinds are fortunate to have many great locations to choose from.
Windsurfing started to gain popularity back in the late 70’s and early 80’s, when European excitement over the U.S.-born sport led to dozens of new brands of sailboards.
Across the region, from Central Oregon to the Oregon Coast and up into Southwest Washington, recreational opportunities abound.