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Old 05-08-2007, 03:09 PM
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Default Help Planning Trip

Hey everbody, We are planning a trip to explore the areas of/between Portland up through Seattle/areas. We have about 7 days. I'm wondering if anyone has a good trip itinerary, to encompass good sights on both ends, like checking out Cannon beach,OR; sights in Portland/Vancouver/Columbia River, etc and then working our way up to Seattle? Or vice versa.
Would you fly into Seattle and work your way down and fly out of PDX, or vice versa? Does it matter?
We could also fly into PDX, drive up to the Seattle areas and then loop around and fly back out of PDX....
Is there much of a "coastal drive between these areas or is it better to stay on the 5 and see the cities along that route?
And what are your most definitely check this out while your here, in OR spots? I have been doing a lot of research and there is just so much to do and see, it would be nice to get an insider's opinion.
Sorry for all the questions, I just don't want to miss out on good opportunities...

Thanks and have a great day!

PS: We are more nature, less touristy- attraction type people,but of course we would like to check out the local color/attractions, etc.
Plus we are using this trip to check out locales we may possibly be moving to in the upcoming future....
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Old 05-10-2007, 02:54 AM
Location: Oregon Coast
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Just driving between Portland and Seattle there's not too much to see. Oh a lot of trees and some towns. You'd need to take roads elsewhere to see something interesting.
Take i-84 out to the Gorge and stop at the big waterfall. Follow it out to see the town of Hood River and see Mt. Hood which is usually covered in snow at 11,000 feet high.

Choose a route to go over to the beach and highway 101. There's lots of small beach towns and really good scenery.

Go out to the Bend area to see what the Cascade mountains area looks like.
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:27 PM
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Thanks, Waterlily, that's what I'm looking for. We are thinking a more coastal route would be good.
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