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Kevin Farley

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My wife and I are visiting Portland, Eugene and Ashland next week. We have 2 days to wander and explore each town, and to try and capture the feeling or flavor of each place. It's our first visit, so we'd love any suggestions of must things to do or see, other than the standards or tourist stuff you find in the books.
 

Mark Brewer

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If your into planes go to the Evergreen Aviation Museum In McMinnville OR (30 miles from Portland)
They have the Sproose Gouse and a SR-71 plus vintage planes...
It's a couple miles from my place...

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Philip_G

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Don't spend too much time in McMinnville, you might never escape.


oh, hi mark :)
 

Mark Brewer

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Hey Phil

McMinnVille's great..Um that's why I live in Dayton...


Take in some winneries in the Valley...
 

Kraig Lang

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You might want to consider a quick 1 hour drive out to Seaside or Astoria. The drive along the coast is absolutely beautiful and it's nearly the perfect time of year for it.

Also, a walk along the riverfront in Portland is a nice one.
 

Chris Hovanic

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Or go the other way and drive up to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. You can loop around into Hood River and drive back down the Columbia River Gorge, stop and check out Multnomah Falls. If your into hiking there are tons of hiking trails around there.

Drink Beer... Visit a McMenamins for a good lunch/dinner with a brew.

Ashland is a great little town. On your way down take the side trip over to Crater Lake. It will be worth the drive. The view is amazing!

You could also cut over the other direction on the way down to Ashland and visit The Oregon Caves

In Grants Pass (not to far from Ashland) you can take a Jet Boat trip down the Rouge River. Hellgate Jet Boat Tours

Maybe you should spend a couple more days in our great state!
 

ChrisHeflen

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Ok so I don't live in Oregon, but Vancouver is close enough and I work in Beaverton and do everything else in Portland.

Do go see the coast as Kraig says. Do do the Mt. Hood-gorge loop as Chris says.

If your in downtown Portland during lunch time go to the top of the "little" pinkish skyscraper and have a reasonably priced lunch with an excellent view.

Then go to Salem and say "is this really the capitol"? :D
 

Greg_R

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Do do the Mt. Hood-gorge loop as Chris says.
I'll 3rd this idea.

Consider driving up to Mt.St.Helens from Portland. The devastation is incredible. Crater Lake is another excellent idea. If it is raining heavily I would pass on both (you will not see anything).

The Jet boat ride on the Rogue is a good idea (if it's nice weather).

McMenamins is a large chain of local pubs and is O.K. (decent beer, average food). If you must go to a McMenamins, go to something unique like the Kennedy School (elementary school turned bar), the Bagdad (cheap movies) or the Edgefield (brewery and hotel). My favorite non-McMinamin pubs (in Portland) are Alameda brewhouse and Lucky Lab (where you can bring your dog). Alameda has great food & beer, Lucky Lab is a nice place to kick back and relax.

portland.citysearch.com is a good source of info for locations and events around the city. Other potential activities:

- Pittock mansion
- Japanese Gardens
- Washington park / Zoo / Rose garden
- Powells Books (largest independent bookstore, tons of used books).
 

Mark Brewer

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Then go to Salem and say "is this really the capitol"?
:D :D :D

Or looking puzzled say "is this where they burned the witches?"

Echo what Greg_R recommended..
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Also just north a little in Washington is Mt ST. Helens...
Every one loves volcanoes...
 

Philip_G

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Mmm McMenamins, do they still have the captain nemo burger with blue cheese on it? :)
 

Bruce_S

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Check out www.portland.citysearch.com - that's an excellent place to find out what's happening around town.

Take a drive Eastbound on I-84 about 45 minutes outside of Portland, you'll encounter Multnamoh Fall and a great scenic drive along the Columbia River. Once you get there, take a hike up the Falls about 2 miles round trip to the top and enjoy the beautiful view.

Walking around Downtown Portland and along the waterfront is great too. There are alot of great shops and restaurant for your taste buds. Alot of good bars, as well. :)

Also, take a ride on the Portland Streetcars that'll takes you to the trendy "Pearl District" and stroll around NW 23rd area where there is a bunch of trendy shops. That's the hottest part in PDX at this time.

Those are just some of my suggestions. Be prepare for rain now. Bring some warm clothing - there won't be any warm sunrays until April.. hehe

I hope you enjoy your time here. Don't be afraid to ask around - :)

-bruce
 

Kevin Farley

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Thank you so much everyone for your great ideas. Wish we had more time there, Oregon sounds like an incredible state.
 

ChrisHeflen

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Man, I had no idea that there were this many folks from Oregon on here.

We should all......nevermind.






Don't do that. No you don't do that. No you stop it, No you shut up, No I can do what I want....
 

Bruce_S

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Kevin,


Are you planning to drive down to Medford/Ashland? If so, try to check out the Oregon Wildlife Safari in the Roseburg area along the way. I found the toll free number for you to contact to see if they are still open during your visit. (800) 355-4848. Personally, I haven't been there but known some family/friends that have visited and they seemed to enjoy it.

-bruce
 

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