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Nature's palette: Portland, OR
Photo by Janet Lougrey

Nature's palette: Portland, OR

The hilly Japanese Garden has views of downtown. In fall, the Japanese maples are vibrant cinnamons and yellows. $9.50; japanesegarden.com

Best time to go: Mid-October, for autumn color.

Stay: Hotel Modera has a fun living wall along its outdoor patio. From $129; hotelmodera.com  



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