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Sandy is located along the Mt. Hood Highway (U.S. 26) between Portland and the town of Mt. Hood. This vibrant city of approximately 6,500 residents offers a picturesque setting in a small town atmosphere, yet is only 45 minutes to downtown Portland. The town was originally named "Quicksand River" by Lewis and Clark, which became "Quicksand," and eventually evolved into "Sandy." The town features many recreational opportunities, starting with skiing on nearby Mt. Hood, which offers three world-class ski resorts. All three are within an hour's drive of Sandy. Mt. Hood National Forest also offers fishing, hiking, biking, picnicking and camping. The nearby Sandy River offers rafting, kayaking and fishing and there are three local golf courses in Sandy. The city of Sandy holds an annual Mountain Festival each year, usually on the second weekend in July. This event features a carnival, parade, music, dancing and comedy acts and an open-air artisans market. The Chamber of Commerce hosts a Music Fair and Feast during the Mountain Festival, featuring Sandy's own Wasson Winery beer, microbrew, lots of good food and musical entertainment. Just a few of the other points of interest include the Sandy Fitness Path & Nature Trail, Sandy Historical Museum, the Sandy Fish Hatchery, Gardens of Enchantment and Fantasy Forest in Meinig Park.

Surrounding areas: Powell Butte, Oregon (8.1 mi), Portland, Oregon (13.8 mi), Cascade Locks, Oregon (24.2 mi), Zigzag, Oregon (24.3 mi)

Sandy Vacation Rentals

Sandy Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Sandy Inn37465 Hwy 26 EastSandy, OR (503) 668-7100
Inn America A Budget Motel1000 NW Graham RdTroutdale, OR1.7 mi.(800) 469-4667
Burns West Motel790 NW FrontageTroutdale, OR1.8 mi.(503) 667-6212
Comfort Inn & Suites Troutdale477 NW Phoenix DrTroutdale, OR1.8 mi.(503) 669-6500
Mcmenamins Edgefield2126 SW Halsey StTroutdale, OR2.4 mi.(503) 669-8610
Wood Village Shilo Inn2522 Ne 238TH DrWood Village, OR3.0 mi.(503) 641-6565
Days Inn & Suites24124 Se Stark StGresham, OR3.2 mi.(800) 788-8924
Holiday Inn Portland/Gresham2752 NE Hogan DrGresham, OR3.2 mi.(503) 907-1777
Best Western Rama Inn23525 Ne HalseyTroutdale, OR3.2 mi.(503) 491-9700
Howard Johnson Inn1572 NE Burnside RdGresham, OR3.9 mi.(503) 666-9545
Quality Inn Gresham1545 Ne Burnside StGresham, OR3.9 mi.(503) 666-9545
Best Western Pony Soldier Inn Gresham1060 E Cleveland AveGresham, OR4.0 mi.(503) 665-1591
Canby Inn463 SW First Ave Hwy 99eGresham, OR4.7 mi.(503) 266-5400
Comfort Suites1477 Ne 183RD AveGresham, OR5.8 mi.(877) 771-7769
Days Inn Portland East/Gresham2261 NE 181st AvePortland, OR5.8 mi.(503) 618-8400
Hampton Inn3039 Ne 181ST AvePortland, OR5.8 mi.(503) 669-7000
Hawthorn Inn & Suites2323 Ne 181ST AvePortland, OR5.8 mi.(503) 492-4000
Econo Lodge18323 Se Stark StPortland, OR5.9 mi.(800) 426-3666
Four Points Hotel By Sheraton Portland East1919 Ne 181ST AvePortland, OR5.9 mi.(503) 491-1818
Extended Stay America17777 NE Sacramento StPortland, OR6.0 mi.(503) 661-0226
Travelers Inn & Suites121 Ne 181ST AvePortland, OR6.0 mi.(503) 661-5100
Springhill Suites Vancouver CTC1421 SE Tech Center DrVancouver, WA8.4 mi.(360) 260-1000
Holiday Inn Express Suites11938 Ne Airport WayPortland, OR8.5 mi.(503) 251-9991
Courtyard By Marriott Portland Airport11550 Ne Airport WyPortland, OR8.8 mi.(503) 252-3200
Days Hotel11550 Ne Airport WayPortland, OR8.8 mi.(503) 252-3200
Hilton Garden Inn - Portland Airport12048 Ne Airport WayPortland, OR8.9 mi.(503) 255-8600
Comfort Suites Portland Airport12010 NE Airport WayPortland, OR9.0 mi.(503) 261-9000
Staybridge Suites - PDX11936 Ne Glenn Widing DrPortland, OR9.0 mi.(503) 262-8888
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland Airport11929 Ne Airport WayPortland, OR9.1 mi.(800) 228-2800
Springhill Suites By Marriott Portland Airport11922 Ne Airport Way EastPortland, OR9.1 mi.(503) 253-4095
Clarion Hotel11518 NE Glenn Widing RdPortland, OR9.2 mi.(503) 252-2222
Shilo Inn Portland Airport Suites Hotel11707 Ne Airport WayPortland, OR9.2 mi.(503) 641-6565
La Quinta Inn & Suites11207 NE Holman StPortland, OR9.4 mi.(503) 382-3820
Super 8 Motel11011 Ne HolmanPortland, OR9.5 mi.(503) 257-8988
Comfort Inn & Suites Portland Airport5019 NE 102nd AvePortland, OR9.8 mi.(503) 252-6397
Best Western Inn9901 Ne Sandy BlvdPortland, OR9.9 mi.(503) 256-1504
Econo Lodge Airport Inn9520 NE Sandy BlvdPortland, OR10.1 mi.(503) 252-6666
Chestnut Tree Inn9699 Se Stark StPortland, OR10.2 mi.(503) 255-4444
Holiday Inn Express-east9707 Se StarkPortland, OR10.2 mi.(503) 252-7400
Rodeway Inn & Suites9225 Se Stark StPortland, OR10.4 mi.(503) 255-0808
Bed & Breakfast
Vintage Inn B&B310 W 11th StVancouver, WA16.5 mi.(360) 693-6635

Sandy Weather & Climate

The Northwest Region of Oregon, near the city of Portland, enjoys a year round mild climate, with much less rain than the stereotype cities of the rainy Pacific Northwest. On average, this region of the state receives less rainfall than that of Atlanta, Houston, Indianapolis or Seattle. That's not to say it never rains here - it receives an average of 36.3 inches per year, mostly in the winter and early spring. The Pacific Ocean is an influencing factor on the climate, which helps moderate temperatures year round. Rarely is there severe weather such as tornadoes or flooding. Hailstorms usually occur each year, but are generally light and cover small areas. The north coastal area receives the least amount of sunshine in the state.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 46°F 33°F 6.09 in. -
February 50°F 36°F 5.16 in. -
March 57°F 38°F 4.40 in. -
April 62°F 41°F 3.65 in. -
May 69°F 47°F 2.83 in. -
June 75°F 51°F 2.20 in. -
July 81°F 55°F 0.94 in. -
August 82°F 55°F 1.10 in. -
September 77°F 50°F 2.00 in. -
October 65°F 44°F 3.34 in. -
November 53°F 39°F 6.53 in. -
December 46°F 34°F 6.61 in. -

Sandy Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland Troutdale airport (TTD) located about 2 miles west of Sandy in Portland, Oregon, the Portland International airport (PDX) located approximately 12 miles west of Sandy in Portland, Oregon, the Portland Hillsboro airport (HIO) located roughly 28 miles west of Sandy in Hillsboro ( Portland ), Oregon, the Aurora State airport (UAO) located around 28 miles southwest of Sandy in Aurora, Oregon, the Scappoose Industrial Airpark airport (SPB) located about 29 miles northwest of Sandy in Scappoose, Oregon, the Mc Minnville Municipal airport (MMV) located approximately 44 miles southwest of Sandy in Mcminnville, Oregon, Mcnary Field (SLE) located roughly 53 miles southwest of Sandy in Salem, Oregon, and finally the Columbia Gorge Regional The Dalles Municipal airport (DLS) located around 57 miles east of Sandy in The Dalles, Oregon.

Sandy Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Oaks Amusement ParkPortlandOR15.5 mi.
Enchanted ForestTurnerOR56.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Gresham Golf CourseGreshamOR5.1 mi.
Persimmon Country ClubGreshamOR5.1 mi.
Glendoveer Golf CoursePortlandOR7.8 mi.
Greanlee Golf CourseBoringOR7.8 mi.
Mountain View Golf ClubBoringOR7.8 mi.
Rose City Golf CoursePortlandOR11.2 mi.
Broadmoor Golf CoursePortlandOR13.2 mi.
Eagle Creek Golf CourseEagle CreekOR13.3 mi.
Claremont Golf CoursePortlandOR13.8 mi.
Colwood National Golf ClubPortlandOR13.8 mi.
Heron Lakes Golf CoursePortlandOR13.8 mi.
Portland Meadows Golf CoursePortlandOR13.8 mi.
Top O Scott Public Golf CoursePortlandOR13.8 mi.
SahHahLee Golf CourseClackamasOR13.9 mi.
Eastmoreland Golf CoursePortlandOR14.3 mi.
Cedars Golf ClubBrush PrairieWA15.7 mi.
Hartwood Golf CourseBrush PrairieWA15.7 mi.
Bowyers Par 3 Golf CourseVancouverWA15.9 mi.
Childrens CourseGladstoneOR15.9 mi.
Fairway Village Golf CourseVancouverWA15.9 mi.
Lakeview Par 3 Golf ChallengeVancouverWA15.9 mi.
Pine Crest Golf CourseVancouverWA15.9 mi.
St John Golf & Country ClubSaint JohnWA15.9 mi.
Lake Oswego Golf CourseLake OswegoOR17.0 mi.
Sandelie GolfWest LinnOR17.6 mi.
Stone Creek Golf ClubOregon CityOR17.8 mi.
Oregon City Golf ClubOregon CityOR18.2 mi.
Springwater Golf CourseEstacadaOR18.2 mi.
Beacon Rock Public GolfNorth BonnevilleWA19.6 mi.
Summerfield Golf & Country ClubTigardOR21.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Cooper SpurPortlandOR15.5 mi.
Mount Hood MeadowsPortlandOR15.5 mi.
Mount Hood SkibowlGovernment CampOR33.5 mi.
Willamette PassEugeneOR109.0 mi.
Mount BachelorBendOR114.6 mi.
State Parks
Lewis and Clark State ParkOR0.7 mi. 
Dabney State ParkOR2.3 mi. 
Crown Point State ParkOR5.2 mi. 
Portland Womens Forum State ParkOR5.2 mi. 
Rooster Rock State ParkOR6.1 mi. 
George W Joseph State ParkOR6.7 mi. 
Guy W Talbot State ParkOR6.7 mi. 
Government Island State ParkOR7.2 mi. 
Shepperds Dell State ParkOR8.1 mi. 
Bridal Veil Falls State ParkOR8.6 mi. 
Rocky Butte State ParkOR9.9 mi. 
Benson State ParkOR11.6 mi. 
Bonnie Lure State ParkOR13.3 mi. 
Ainsworth State ParkOR15.2 mi. 
McLoughlin State ParkOR16.8 mi. 
Milo McIver State ParkOR16.8 mi. 
Tryon Creek State ParkOR17.1 mi. 
Willamette Stone State ParkOR18.6 mi. 
Beacon Rock State ParkWA18.6 mi. 
Wormald State ParkWA18.7 mi. 
Oregon Historical SocietyPortlandOR15.5 mi.(History)
Oregon Museum of Science and IndustryPortlandOR15.5 mi.(Science)
Bathtub Art MuseumPortlandOR15.5 mi.(Art)
Portland Art MuseumPortlandOR15.5 mi.(Art)
End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive CenterOregon CityOR17.6 mi.(History)
International Museum of Carousel ArtHood RiverOR42.0 mi.(Art)
Oregon State Archives Online ExhibitSalemOR52.9 mi.(History)
Hallie Ford Museum of ArtSalemOR52.9 mi.(Art)
A.C. Gilbert's Discovery VillageSalemOR52.9 mi.(Children's)
Zoos and Aquariums
Oregon ZooPortlandOR15.5 mi.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonvilleWA91.7 mi.
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA118.3 mi.

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