Ruby Receptionists’ Top 10 Northwest Getaways!

Reading time:
One of Ruby's virtual receptionists' fave destinations!
Oregon coast – photo by tibchris

In celebration of Labor Day, I thought I’d share some of my fellow Rubys’ favorite places for those anticipated three day weekend getaways. We’re based in the verdant terrain of Portland, OR, so it’s no surprise quite a few of our favorite retreats are in the good old outdoors.  If you’re local, you may just want to head out to one of these spots, and if you’re not, maybe it’ll convince you to take a trip out West and visit your favorite virtual receptionists!  Here are our top 10 favorite recommendations:

1. Oregon Coast — Some of our favorite coastal cities are Lincoln City, SeasideAstoria, and Yachats.And if you find yourself a little further south, I recommend checking out Bandon, OR, where you can hold a baby tiger!

Baby Tiger!
Yep, that’s me holding a baby tiger!

2. Columbia River Gorge — Less than a half-hour outside Portland city limits, the Gorge offers the natural wonders of camping, hiking, and fishing. It’s also home to breathtaking waterfalls and about 50 elegant wineries and vineyards.

3. Seattle, WA — Just an easy 3 hour drive north!  Receptionists particularly love Seattle for Mariners games, visiting the EMP, and shopping at the famous Pike Place Market.

4. Mt. Hood — Best known as a beautiful winter wonderland, Mt. Hood has plenty to offer in the “off season.” Mt. Hood National Forest includes hundreds of miles of hiking trails, and you can also go mountain biking, bungee jumping and try an alpine zip line at Mt. Hood Skibowl. Intermediate and advanced skiers can even indulge in lift-accessible, summer skiing at Timberline Lodge!

5. Taking a relaxing float down the Clackamas River — Sunshine, nature and friends…what more could a virtual receptionist need on her day off?!

6. Bend, OR & Sunriver — When we need a break from city life, Rubys head to the high desert for some outdoor adventures: rock climbing, whitewater rafting, hiking — you name it!

7. Vancouver, BC — Such a beautiful drive and not nearly as far as you think!  Vancouver is a weath of diversity and is often called the “city of neighborhoods.”  While you are there, you can even stay in a sphere suspended above the forest!  How cool is that?!

8. Redwood State Parks, CA — Nothing brings a Ruby closer to nature than sleeping under thousand-year-old redwood trees!

10. Enchanted Forest — This fairytale theme park located just outside of Salem, OR is a magical playground for kids of all ages. Perfect for our Ruby team members with little ones!

We hope these travel tips might inspire you to make a trip out to the Pacific Northwest, or maybe just inspire you to think about the favorite getaways in your own state! Tell us about your plans for the Labor Day weekend. We would love to hear about the special places in your region!

Additional reads you may find interesting...

View All
Arizona landscape
About Ruby

Arizona, here we come!

Reflections on fallout

Square title card with circular-cropped head shot: The art and challenge of business services, Justin Dunham, ércule
Small Business Tips

The art and challenge of business services—with Justin Dunham of ércule

Customer Feature

Ruby customer feature: Rapid resourcefulness with Ashton Taylor

Small Business Tips

Forced changes and success with Loren Feldman

Small Business Tips

Get more clients like that one. You know the one.

Small Business Tips

Business live chat: Have your cake and eat it too.

Small Business Tips

Small business resourcefulness with Loren Feldman

Small Business Tips

Omnichannel customer experience: what it means and how to do it right

Small Business Tips

[Infographic] The #1 secret of successful law firms.

Small Business Tips

Use Ruby to schedule appointments and save time.

Small Business Tips

Automated lead capture: Why you need it and how it works.

Small Business Tips

[Infographic] Telehealth in 2021 and beyond.

About Ruby

This Women’s History Month, #ChooseToChallenge with Ruby.

Small Business Tips

PPP loans have relaunched in 2021—with an exclusive application window for small businesses.

Try Ruby Risk Free

Call to talk to a live virtual receptionist and hear why 10,000+ companies Ruby.

Call Ruby Sign Up
Sales Support

Already a Ruby customer?

Let’s get started.

Ready to turn more callers into customers?

Missed connections translate to lost revenue. With Ruby, you have a partner in gaining and retaining customers. Plus, we’re so confident you’ll love our service, we offer a 21 day money-back guarantee*.

*Ruby is delighted to offer a money-back guarantee to first time users of both our virtual receptionist service and our chat service. To cancel your service and obtain a full refund for the cancelled service (less any multi-service discount), please notify us of the service you wish to cancel either within 21 days of your purchase of that service or before your usage exceeds 500 receptionist minutes/50 billable chats, as applicable, whichever occurs sooner.