Short (too short) Oregon itinerary

Apr 20th, 2010, 07:10 AM
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Short (too short) Oregon itinerary

Hi Fodorites -

I think I've done the best I can with VERY limited time in Oregon in May. Any input would be welcome: Depending on the weather we will drive the coast on Wednesday or Friday.

Land Portland Tues 8:30PM - drive south to Woodburn

Wednesday - Get up early and go to Silver Falls SP. At minimum do the Trail of 10 Falls. Drive to Bandon, stay for 2 nights. DH golfs, I sightsee the area. Let me know if there's anything that I can't miss nearby.

Friday - drive back to Portland after early round of golf, stay in BW Mt Hood in Troutdale 2 nts

Saturday - Check out the Columbia River Gorge for the day

Sunday - Fly out of Portland really early

I know - too short. But it was just to golf.
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Apr 20th, 2010, 07:47 AM
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Eagle Creek trail is a great trail not far from Multnomah Falls.
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Apr 20th, 2010, 10:50 AM
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Sounds like a good plan considering your time restraint. Not sure if you know or not, but there isn't much in Woodburn. I am guessing you are just wanting a place to stay for the night. If so, that works. Any specific reason for staying in Troutdale? It isn't bad, but if you are wanting to see Portland I would stay in town instead. The gorge is a very easy drive from Portland. If you want Troutdale, but want a more fun/interesting place to stay look at the Edgefield. Anyway, lots to do and see in the gorge. The big 3 draws are the Portland Woman's Forum, Vista House and Multnomah Falls. Lots of other beautiful falls and great hiking all in there though.
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Apr 20th, 2010, 01:19 PM
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I second McMenamin's Edgefield. Great beer and lovely gardens.
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Apr 20th, 2010, 04:52 PM
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Thank you - I will look into Edgefield. We don't have time for the gorge and Portland on this trip - the gorge won this time.

We will be in Woodburn for shower, sleep and breakfast. It just looks like a good location for Silver Falls and closer to the airport than Salem.

Anything I shouldn't miss near Bandon?
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Apr 20th, 2010, 05:05 PM
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Woodburn will be fine for that
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Apr 20th, 2010, 05:14 PM
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How far are you willing to drive? You'd be a hour and a bit from the Redwoods at the Cal/Ore border.
Closer still is the jet boat ride from the mouth of the Rogue at Gold Beach.
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Apr 20th, 2010, 05:29 PM
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bbq - I bookmarked an old thread you had and the boat is on my list. I can't give Redwoods the time it deserves this trip. Next time - we'll combine it with Crater Lake. Thx.
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Apr 21st, 2010, 01:57 AM
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Are you going to zoom down to Bandon from Portland?

'cause the Oregon coast is just gorgeous and it'd be a pity to just zoom past it.

A great area to explore is Cape Perpetua and the nearby Devil's Churn:

Inland there's also the winetasting region around McMinnville.

Bandon's great. We bought some dungeness crabs, some beer and a nutcracker and took these out on the beach and had a great time!
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