My husband & I are lucky enough to soon be moving to NYC for a year. We want to make the most of being in closer proximity to some fantastic places so are thinking of a trip to take in Seattle & Portland in late July for a week. We like to spend time in the great outdoors as well as experience the vibe of a city in cafés and restaurants. I'd like to try quirky types of sightseeing & is there a public observatory (on my bucket list). What could you recommend for us to see & do?