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From The Oregonian: Local day trips to explore, as Oregon gas prices continue to soar

Azaleas in the Flat Garden in Portland Japanese Garden

On a recent episode of Peak Northwest, a podcast from The Oregonian that covers the “greatest destinations in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest,” hosts Vickie Connor and Jamie Hale recommended Portland Japanese Garden as a place to visit this summer. Connor shared, “I can’t believe [the Garden is] in Portland because when you go there, you’re just like transported to the ultimate peace oasis.” Hale agreed, noting, “You feel transported to this serene lush garden.” To listen to their conversation about the Garden and other nearby gems, you can visit this link to The Oregonian‘s website or listen by going to their YouTube channel.