What are your interests? Lots of things to see and do in Portland. Gardens, museums, etc. You could drive out along the Columbia River Gorge on the Scenic Hwy - Wonderful waterfalls. Cannon Beach is about 90 minutes drive from Portland. Since you have never to been to Oregon, the spectacular Oregon Coast is a 'must see'. Most beautiful in the country IMO - I rate Maine 2nd.
there are so many places in Oregon to visit for a first trip that you will have to chose a region and concentrate there. Take a look at Travel Oregon Guide at traveloregon.com/getting-around/… to get some ideas. Having said that, if you are an outdoor person, Oregon is a state with 6,000 lakes and 100,000 miles of rivers. Check out Oregon coast, try river rafting, Willamette Valley wineries, Oregon Trail, Hells Canyon, Crater Lake, Good luck and have a wonderful time.
No more than $150 a night
Hi and welcome to TripAdvisor.
When will you be travelling? Will you be leaving out of Seattle? If so, you'll have to allow time to drive back there, return car, etc. - at least 5 hours before you check in.
Do you prefer beaches, mountains, rivers, cities.......?