Best of The US: Fishing at North Fork River, Oregon

North Fork River isn’t far from Portland, Oregon, but you’d think you’ve stepped into a different world. Miles away from the bustling city, the river is quiet and serene.



This stretch of water in the middle of the Willamette River is officially named North Fork Middle Fork Willamette River. Located an hour or so outside of Portland, this marked the scene of my first ever fishing trip!

We weren’t Oregon residents so we could only get a day license to fish in the state. After picking up some quickie fishing licenses from a local Sportsman’s store, we headed out over the mountains, away from Portland and toward sparkling views of Mt. Hood.


Fishing in Oregon: North Fork River


There were winding turns through the mountains and huge trees on the side of the road. We even saw a few people participating in target practice which sounded more fun than fishing!

After driving around countless turns, we settled on a quiet piece of river where the water had incredible green and blue colors.




It was still and clear and I didn’t really expect to catch anything.

After a few awesome and relaxing hours, we decided to call it a day. I loved spending a lazy day next to the beautiful river.


The Fishing? Not good.
The Fun? Unrivaled.


Photos: Elizabeth Adan


PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique food and travel blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

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