We are two families of 4 adults and 3 teens flying into Seattle March 30 and out of Portland April 6. We have college tours scheduled in Seattle on Monday morning, April 1, Pullman Tuesday morning, April 2, Eugene on Thursday, April 4, and Portland on Friday, April 5. We are planning on driving from Seattle to Pullman on Monday and staying overnight, then heading toward Portland after our WA State U tour on Tuesday. We have lodging reserved in Portland Wednesday night so that leaves Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday to meander down the Columbia River Gorge on our way to Portland and stay somewhere for the night. We'd like to keep our hotel cost under $130 for each room, or find a place that can accommodate all 7 of us in a cabin/lodge. And we'd like to cram as much scenery in as possible. As for food, we get most excited about local, farm to table type restaurants. Suggestions on lodging, dining, routes, sight seeing for any part of this trip would be greatly appreciated, but especially need information on Columbia Gorge.