By March, Oregon’s rainy season has trickled out and the longer days and warmer temperatures coax the wildflowers into bloom. The Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon celebrates spring’s bounty starting in May, but the flowers that cover the city’s parks, gardens, and yards starting in March rivals even the festival’s award-winners in sheer color and scale. Sitting at the confluence of the Willammette and Columbia Rivers, Portland’s natural beauty is to be enjoyed, but a short trip to the state’s rugged coastline is the only way to appreciate the full breadth of the vernal season. Spectacular views can be enjoyed on a number of excellent coastal hikes, including the picturesque Cape Falcon trail in Oswald West State Park and Clatsop Spit, which takes intrepid hikers to the very tip of Oregon. To enjoy the best of Oregon’s glorious spring, book a seaside cottage or luxury airstream near Portland for your next spring getaway.