We will be in the area for a wedding in July. We will be leaving Portland on Sunday and heading east. Thanks to great advice given, I have a route and some plans. We have a reservation for one night in Hood River.
My question involves time. We're not sure how soon we can get away from the family ( ;-) on Sunday. We have to be back near the airport on Monday night. If we get away late on Sunday, should we skip the Mt. Hood portion and just concentrate on the Gorge and possibly the Fruit Loop. We could return on the Washington side. Since we're not spending the night at Timberline, should we just skip this part?
We're mostly interested in sights and photography, a little hiking. Beer and Wine stops for sure.
Thanks, lots of great info here.