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City Views: Portland In Northwest Oregon (4K)

Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses. Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo and its railway. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes.

Aerial Views: Landscapes And Coastlines In Oregon

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the Western United States. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon’s northern boundary with Washington, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary with Idaho. The 42° north parallel delineates the southern boundary with California and Nevada.

Views: Mount Hood In Northwest Oregon (4K)

Cinematic aerial footage of Mount Hood rising high above the clouds during a beautiful summer sunrise in Oregon’s Cascade Mountain Range.

Mount Hood is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. It was formed by a subduction zone on the Pacific coast and rests in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located about 50 miles east-southeast of Portland, on the border between Clackamas and Hood River counties.

Aerial Views: Portland In Northwest Oregon (4K)

Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses. Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo and its railway. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes.

Views: The McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway, Oregon

In this episode of the Peak Northwest video series, host Jim Ryan cycles the spectacular McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway in central Oregon. The ride is framed by the Cascades and beautiful forests, and it’s punctuated by a historic, if not eerie, observatory — constructed from the same lava rock that surrounds it for miles. To some, the area is an unsettling moonscape. To others, it’s begging to be explored on two wheels.

Aerial Views: The Pacific Northwest (4K Video)

The Pacific Northwest, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by its coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean to the west and, loosely, by the Rocky Mountains to the east. 

Chapters: 0:00​ Pacific Northwest Travel Collection 0:01​ Arch Cape Oregon Coast 0:25 Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest 0:36 Weyerhaeuser Snoqualmie Mill 0:56 Frenchman Coulee The Feathers Vantage, WA 1:18 Wild Horse Wind Facility Eastern Washington 1:26 Mount Si North Bend Washington 1:34 Historic Buildings Tacoma Washington 1:50 Kachess Lake Easton Washington 2:14 South Fork Skykomish River 2:22 North Fork Snoqualmie River 2:39 Olallie State Park King County Washington 3:12 Alpental Ski Area

Science: What A ‘Mega’ Earthquake In The Pacific Northwest Will Look Like

Western Drought: Expect More Fires & Water Wars

As of mid-June, nearly three-quarters of the US’s West has been experiencing “severe,” “extreme,” or “exceptional” drought conditions. In addition to the states above, it also includes northern states like North Dakota and Montana.

Overall, climate change is playing a role. But there are smaller factors at play that are tied to climate change as well. Including…

  • Not enough rain. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) said the Southwest’s 2020 monsoon season (read: ‘nonsoon’) was “the hottest and driest summer/monsoon season on record.” And the decrease in rainfall is having an impact on today’s drought (think: not enough water for crops, lakes, or reservoirs). And for the little rain that has fallen, it could dry up faster because of…
  • Warmer temps. The NOAA dubbed 2020 the second-hottest year on record. And in late June, a record-breaking heat wave hit the Pacific Northwest, with the temperature reaching up to 112 degrees Fahrenheit in places like Portland, OR. (Psst…if you’re dealing with hot weather, here are some tips to stay safe.) Hotter, drier weather creates a thirsty environment, which speeds up evaporation. Rising temps are also causing snowpacks to melt faster, and they’re reportedly producing less runoff – a vital water resource. All of which means there’s less water available for communities and ecosystems.

Experts are also worried that the current dry and hot conditions will have a ripple effect, which brings us to wildfires. Last year’s West Coast wildfire season was the worst ever. Fires in California killed 31 people, burned more than 4 million acres, and destroyed thousands of buildings and structures. And this year, states like Arizona have seen an early start to their wildfire season. But the effects of the drought stretch even further.

Views: Top Ten Places In The Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is one of the most stunning regions in America. Enjoy this 4K Travel Guide across the Pacific Northwest’s most scenic places. From the Oregon Coast, to Glacier National Park, the Pacific Northwest has so many hidden treasures waiting to be explored.