When you think of a Mt. Hood vacation rental, small, unassuming Boring, Oregon may not be your first choice. But, this friendly, peaceful community just 23 miles east of Portland is home to many restaurants, the Springwater Trail runs through town, and from here, you're only about 33 miles from skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Hood Skibowl, with other ski resorts right nearby. Boring even has a European sister city - Dull, Scotland. Like Molalla, a Boring vacation home is situated to easily enjoy many outdoor activities, but without the crowds. Spend the day at the Mountain View Golf Course, with its 18-holes and gorgeous views of the Cascade Mountain Range - this golf course also has a pro shop and on-site restaurant. Barton Park, just south of town, is a large natural area with fishing, a boat ramp, picnic area, and wildlife viewing. Spend a warm, sunny afternoon tubing in McIntyre Reservoir or kayaking along the Clackamas River, before returning back to your getaway to relax with a beer and some burgers on the outdoor grill. May through September, the Boring Farmers Market is open on Saturdays, from 10AM-3PM. Pick up some fresh vegetables or even eggs for a meal back at your Boring getaway, or even some arts and crafts to bring home from your vacation! But often times, the country roads here are lined with farmstands selling berries and vegetables, so you may be able to pick up a garden bounty any day of the week! And if you don't feel like cooking, Boring has a number of eateries - The Not So Boring Bar and Grill, Nuts on Sports Pizza, and in the mornings, be sure to stop by Knospe's Keen Bean Coffee. A Boring vacation rental puts you near all the activities in both Clackamas County and the greater Mt. Hood region, but with a laid-back pace and few crowds to cramp your style.