Trip of the Week, Sponsored by Baton Rouge Metro Airport: Portland—Make a blooming great getaway to the City of Roses

    Fly from BTR to Houston, Dallas, or Atlanta, then after a short hop, hit the Oregon trail for the natural beauty of Portland. Stroll through Washington Park, home to the wildlife-centric Oregon Zoo and serene Japanese Gardens, proclaimed the world’s best outside of Japan. From Native American to contemporary, canvas the Portland Art Museum, the oldest on the West Coast. For premier shopping, dining and art, dive headfirst into the Pearl District. Bibliophiles will want to browse through Powell’s Books, landmark of more than two million volumes. Or join 60,000 of your fellow beer lovers for live music and craft beers during the popular Oregon Brewers Festival. Visit your favorite travel site for roundtrip fares as low as $288. And be sure to check out for more trip ideas.

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