Trip so far: http://goo.gl/maps/q0HE6
I am just wondering if anyone has ideas to improve my trip. Things that are a must see. I was in Portland 2 years ago, and traveled just within the city, (as well as heading to Seattle, and Vancouver). But now I am doing a solely Oregon roadtrip with some friends.
Flying into Portland July 24th.
N1 & N2 in Portland: Brewerfest' is a must hit for us. (went 2 years ago and it was great).
N3 & N4: Drive from Portland to Columbia River Gorge, then down to Bend. We are going to a Wedding of some college friends so we will have plenty to do there. (but any suggestions would be great).
N5: From Bend to Crater Lake and end up that night in Eugene.
N6: Drive from Euguen to Coast, drive all the way up coast exploring ending that night in Astoria.
N7: Back in Portland for flights the next day.
-->Basically I would love some areas/places to stop along my route. I would be willing to change the route if you suggest other places to stop. From restaurants/diners you can't miss to bars/breweries and other activities of all kinds. Even if its just "you have to stop at town X on your way to Y place for the view." I want to avoid just driving from Point A to B. I'd love to avoid major highways and really explore the state. I really fell in love with everything it had to offer.
Budget: So far my estimates for hotels, gas, car, is $350 for each of the three of us. Another $300-400 in living expenses for that time would be good. Flight was $450. (NY to PDX)
Travel Companions: 3 mid-twenties guys.
Likes/Dislikes: I'd really love any and all suggestions.