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Old 09-19-2017, 10:02 AM
 
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Hi,

Over Thanksgiving, we are visiting family who just moved to Portland, OR. I know it is not the ideal whether time, but we plan to make it a vacation. Three days in Seattle and a week in Portland.

Looking for suggestions for sites to see in each city as well as restaurant, shopping, etc. Considering whale watching if affordable. I heard there is a tram ride in Portland.

Recommendations?
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Underground Tour in Seattle is probably the best tour type activity I've ever been on.. I highly recommend
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:38 AM
 
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Columbia River Gorge area north of Portland is amazing. Sadly there are bad wildfires there now but I think/hope they will be under control soon. Multnomah Falls is a must see.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:57 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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What are ages / interests?

have a few options... (plan for weather changes)

many food choices in Portland (street food options) I like to do a Happy Hour at Jake's Crawfish.

Columbia Gorge is great (and often dry 1 hr east of Portland
Bonneville Dam visitors canters (WA and OR sides)
Home* |* Columbia Gorge Wine Country
Maryhill
Goldendale observatory
Lewis and Clark center
Skamania Lodge
Carson Hot Springs (Bonneville Hot Springs is currently closed)
Hood River and Skamania / White Salmon Brew pubs

Mt Hood / Rainier / St Helens
(side trip free / fun... https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...ashington.html)
Packwood hotel is a fun place to stay while exploring St Helens and Rainier
Skiing
Snow sports / shoeing / snowmobile

Oregon Coast (Hug Point / Arch Cape / Tillamook / Astoria / Ft Clatsop / Cape Flattery Lewis and Clark (Lots of nice museums for rainy days) + Fish and Chips from Dory Boat in Astoria (Parking lot across from Maritime Museum)

Silver Falls / Mt Angel

Seattle:

Seattle Center often has free events,
Chittenden Locks
Pike Place Market
Music Museum
Klondike Museum (National Park Site) is a GREAT intro to Seattle!!! (do this early in trip)
Museum of Flight
Glass museum in Tacoma
Ferry rides (free for passengers eastbound)
Alder Smoked Salmon Fish and Chips
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:37 PM
 
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To add to the Portland Area, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (https://www.evergreenmuseum.org/) which houses the original Spruce Goose airplane (The Spruce Goose | Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum | Wings & Waves Waterpark | McMinnville Oregon) is quite interesting and is just over an hour's drive from Portland.
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