Blog Stories Get Outta Here! Quick Getaways for the Long Weekend✌️

Get Outta Here! Quick Getaways for the Long Weekend✌️

By Gabrielle Enfield, May 27, 2021

Hi, Readers!

Double vax’ed and ready to rumble? Looking for a last-minute way to celebrate a long weekend and the beginning of summer? Me tooooo.✌️

That’s the great thing about Portland. Head 90 minutes in any direction and the topography, adventure potential and climate changes. Bust out the road trip playlist and head east for a day trip to one of our favorite road boogies: The beautiful Columbia River Gorge.

Hiking in the gorge is incredible. There is so much to explore and it’s filled with the most beautiful views, waterfalls and overall a great experience to share with family and friends. Kids and Grandparents alike can mosey or hustle – be sure to pack snacks and water (m&m’s are our secret bribe/weapon for that last elevation gain), and don’t forget to steer clear of overlooks and edges, tempting as it is. 

Weekends are lively in Hood River, it’s the windsurfing capital of the world. Wind channels flow through the Columbia River Gorge and create ideal conditions for kitesurfing, SUP and other water sports. While it’s still a little cold for us to SUP, we love to swing by the waterfront to see the epic air caught by kitesurfers and grab a bite from one of the many great spots along the waterfront. 

For those who want to wind down for the weekend (it’s been a LONNNNG year!) head to a spa day, walk around town and stop in and check out some cool shops. Oooh, the treasures! 

Here’s a quick list to bookmark – have fun and if you decide to go, let me know what you end up doing – maybe I’ll see you on the trails!

Till then, high fives!





Hikes: (Easy to Moderate Trails) 






Gabrielle Enfield



Real estate can be a wild ride. It's important you find your wingwoman.

I understand the important decision of choosing an agent. It's a relationship for the long haul. My goal is to apply my myriad experiences, both personally and professionally, to help guide my client partners through a thoughtful, strategic, seamless and fun journey. Need an understanding of where to start, when it comes to getting ready to sell? I'll put my background in project management to work and let you know what needs to happen, complete with spreadsheets, if you're into it. Looking to purchase a vacation property and need it to generate rental income? I'll sharpen my pencil and make sure the numbers make sense. First-timer who needs a steady hand to help guide you through the real estate process? This Mama Bear's got you covered, and will be sure to point out what you need to look for. Moving to PDX and need a proxy to get to know Rose City? I'm a Pac NW native, and even with all its growth and change, this place still gives me butterflies. I grew up in Woodland, Washington, and am a proud resident of North Portland, where I'm raising my family. #boymom Before real estate, my career spans two decades of expertise I'm fortunate enough to apply every day. These experiences range from being a TV news anchor (visual storyteller) to helping develop some of the world's beloved brands (strategy and engagement). I was practically born with a tool belt on: my Dad is a retired custom home designer and builder, my uncle is an architect and my Grandpa was a REALTOR® and developer. I am an active listener, have a keen eye for "good bones",  and solving my clients' real estate needs in a creative and often unexpected way brings me joy. Plus, the lasting relationships formed are cherries on the sundae! Please give me a call - I'd love to see what it would be like to partner with you. For a look inside my everyday life, be sure to follow along on Instagram. High fives!
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