So I have an (almost) free extended weekend planned. We will arrive late Friday night and leave Tuesday morning.
We will be spending the first two nights in Lake Oswego area and next two nights in Wilsonville area - just because that's where the free hotel nights were available.
Our three days are planned as follows:
2) Morning hiking Silver Falls Park, trip to Evergreen Aviation Museum to see the Spruce Goose, hit a couple of wineries.
3) Full day drive along CRGNSA, with one or two hikes of an hour or two each.
Since we are coming from San Antonio, we plan to let the time change work for us and get an early start each day.
So - specific questions - which should we do on each day? Will Silver Falls State Park be extremely busy on the weekend - or are we okay if we go early? Also - I've also noticed that the weather has been dry there lately - are the falls still good for viewing?
Would like a suggestion for a nearly brewpub for hubby to sit in while I spend an hour or two at Powells - he likes ales, porters, stouts - not a big fan of IPAs.
Regarding parking - we will have a car and don't mind paying for parking, but is the parking situation really difficult in the Washington Park area?
Regarding fees at the Parks/trails - do we need to get a parking pass? We will only be stopping at Silver Falls State Park and maybe two other trails on the CRGNSA route.
Lastly - we only have time for a couple of wineries - suggestions? We'd like places that have it all (of course!) - good view, friendly staff, good Pinots or other varietals.