The driving distance from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington is:

173 miles / 278 km

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Driving distance from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA

The total driving distance from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA is 173 miles or 278 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Portland, Oregon. It ends in Seattle, Washington.

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You may see Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier on a clear day when driving between Portland and Seattle. If you have the time, take a drive towards Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument located 50 miles northeast of Portland.

Begin your visit at one of the Monument’s visitor centers for scheduled interpretive walks, talks and theater presentations. Check out Johnston Ridge Observatory (JRO). JRO is located at the end of State Highway 504.

Another interesting place to stop is at The Olympic Club owned by McMenamins Pubs & Breweries in Centralia WA. Built in 1913, this hotel now has 26 classically renovated guest rooms, theater pubs, historical artwork and photographs.

George Washington, the son of a black slave, founded the town of Centralia in 1875. He was born in Virginia, raised by a white couple named Anna and James Cochran in Ohio and Missouri. According to, Washington moved to the Pacific Northwest to create a new life.

Portland, Oregon

City: Portland
State: Oregon
Country: United States
Category: cities

Seattle, Washington

City: Seattle
State: Washington
Country: United States
Category: cities

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