Would like more opinions of traffic in Portland on Friday, Oct.5th, start of 3 day Columbus Day Weekend. We arrive from LA in the evening about 7:30PM, and our destination is Lincoln City to visit family for a few days. Should we just stay at an airport hotel that night, and leave first thing in the morning on Saturday, or drive the two hours in the dark? Is traffic bad getting out of town? Is there a better area to stay than near the airport?
We need best suggestions for hotel in LC, price no problem, as a quick glance only shows old motels.
Thank you for any other suggestions.