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outlaw

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Cool Oregon locations?
« on: May 14, 09, 09:53 »
Hey all!

Well my b-day is coming up this friday and me and the girl I'm seeing want to go on road trip to somewhere in Oregon.  I've always wanted to drive the route along the coast line but I don't know of any cool destinations.  Ideally I was thinking of a cool small town with some nice sites or any type of attractions to visit or any events.  Any suggestions from the local crowd would be greatly apprecitated.  The time line for us would be, we would leave Langley BC at 5 or 6am and get somewhere between 3 to 5pm and head back on Monday.

Also, I have apr 93 octane program, can we get 93 octane in Oregon.  I cant' recall.

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Re: Cool Oregon locations?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 09, 10:23 »

The wife and I did a trip down to warrenton last year and it was quite nice.  We did a couple small trips from there down to seaside and tillamook.  They have the best ice cream and cheese ever and you can tour the plant and watch how its made. 

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 09, 10:28 »
cool thanks for tip.  I was thinking about Cannon Beach, Lincoln City or Newport as well.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 09, 10:32 »
Been to Cannon Beach many times. Would highly recommend it Rob.

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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 09, 10:56 »
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 09, 11:24 »
Further south to Gold Beach is a pretty sweet trip. Some great 4 x 4ing up in them hills if you go cross country to Grants Pass for those that are into that sort of thing. A few hours south of Gold beach are the big ass redwoods in northern Cali too.
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 09, 11:50 »
i've heard nothing but good things about cruising the oregon coast.

I was told to not plan anything ahead of time and to just drive there.
After arriving you can decide to keep driving or find a place to stay for a night.
That way if you come across a beach or town that you really like, you have the option of spending more time there than having to keep moving because of a reservation you prepaid for.
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 09, 12:07 »
i've heard nothing but good things about cruising the oregon coast.

I was told to not plan anything ahead of time and to just drive there.
After arriving you can decide to keep driving or find a place to stay for a night.
That way if you come across a beach or town that you really like, you have the option of spending more time there than having to keep moving because of a reservation you prepaid for.

Ya know, thats what I call a road trip.  Thanks Lonny, I've heard good things about Cannon Beach so I'll probably be checkin it out.  The NorCal idea was good too.  I love California.

Any others ideas?
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 09, 12:09 »
The coast is nice, though after a while it all looks the same. In terms of driving, the best roads don't start until you get closer and into California. I would recommend Crater Lake which is in the Oregon interior. You can stay at the hotel in the park and the scenery is amazing. Drive around the rim of the lake and hike down to the most still and calm water you'll probably ever experience. The hike back up is a bit of a workout but well worth the trip down.
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 09, 13:05 »
Ya know, thats what I call a road trip.  Thanks Lonny, I've heard good things about Cannon Beach so I'll probably be checkin it out.  The NorCal idea was good too.  I love California.

Any others ideas?

should have clarified,

what i mean is that instead of asking about cool locations, just find them yourself. when you are driving along the road, they have sings with distances to different towns and locales. Flip a coin or choose a number to figure out which town you are going to and when you get there, stop at a local shop an ask what there is to do in the area. Worst case is you'll be told of something in a near by area.

There are areas where you can drive your car onto the beach and take some pictures with waves crashing 10 feet away.
(just remember not to park on wetsand...)

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Re: Cool Oregon locations?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 09, 13:29 »
Gleneden Beach, small town feel, nice beach and 'enough' tourist stuff.  salishan spa is v-nice stay but not on the waterfront.
Cannon beach also OK. 
Walking on beach is where its at, bring boots and rain gear as the wind will blow spray around even on non-rainy days.
Maritime museum in Astoria and Science Museum (OMSI) in Portland are the two indoor things that come to my mind as worthwhile.  Lots of tourist stuff, bars in some of the towns if that is what you want, not hard to find.


Much further South will be more driving that relaxing for a w/e.  Lincoln city to Astoria along 101 will give you a pretty good cross section of the the coastal route.

Not sure about 93 oct, they must?  Strange thing about oregon is you are not allowed to pump your own fuel anywhere.



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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 09, 13:36 »
^Yeah and when my dad tried to pump his own fuel (unknowing canadians) because the there were no attendants to be found all of a sudden they ran out yelling at him to stop (hadn't started doing anything) and told him it was some ridiculous fine like 2gs USD if you pump your own fuel
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 09, 13:38 »
should have clarified,

what i mean is that instead of asking about cool locations, just find them yourself. when you are driving along the road, they have sings with distances to different towns and locales. Flip a coin or choose a number to figure out which town you are going to and when you get there, stop at a local shop an ask what there is to do in the area. Worst case is you'll be told of something in a near by area.

There are areas where you can drive your car onto the beach and take some pictures with waves crashing 10 feet away.
(just remember not to park on wetsand...)



Thats what I was thinking.  I just want to drive the 101 and stop in random towns and go from there.  Thats crazy about them pumping the gas though.  Not used to going to full serve.
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 09, 14:07 »
I thought all Richmond gas stations were mandatory full service...
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 09, 14:24 »
All of the coast is cool.  A stop to rent Quads at the dunes is definately worth while.

Many of the beaches can get crowded, so look for some of the more secret ones.  This one is unmarked and often quite deserted:
http://www.beachconnection.net/vtour_lane41.htm

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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 09, 14:52 »
Cannon beach, Crater Lake, Sun River just outside of Bend, all wicked places.

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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 09, 16:05 »
Well...as far as beaches go I highly recommend going to Newport's Bayfront. The best thing to eat there is Mo's :D It's the original and the only seafood I will eat. There are other Mo's around the coast area, but don't let them fool you!

Another beach I like is Seaside. It's a smaller town, but they have some fun events there throughout the year that you can look up to see if anything is going on in the time frame of your arrival.

Outside of beaches, Portland is a great city if you like that kind of stuff...I live just outside of it and have to go down there all the time. Traffic isn't all that bad, there's quite a bit of shopping, museums etc. Although I'm sure you can do all that from where you're from. Oh and there is also the Oregon Zoo about 5 miles from downtown.

Like other people have said, Bend is a place you can go if you're the outdoorsy time. I grew up there for 17 years before moving to the Portland Metro area. I can tell ya...I wasn't the type to just go out and go hiking or biking or plant a tree... so I didn't have that great of a time living there. But in the summer when it's hot, there's a river there you can float (which is excellent btw...)

Sunriver is about 30 mins or so from Bend...nice place to rent a house/cabin and go on a bike ride or go golfing or whatever you wanna do outside...it's a very small secluded town (the roads are highly confusing in my opinion).

There are a tonnnnnn of camp sites everywhere in Oregon...the Lakes are the best, just gotta find which one tends to your needs.

Multnomah Falls is a fun hike if you like that sorta thing. Really nice scenery and waterfalls up there. Great opportunity for photos ;)

Well, hope that helped...there's quite a few more places, but I would just Google it to see what else you can find. (BTW the Rose Festival is coming up in the beginning of June...that's downtown Portland, goes for a week with several different parades and such)

Have fun!
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Re: Cool Oregon locations?
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 09, 16:19 »
Well...as far as beaches go I highly recommend going to Newport's Bayfront. The best thing to eat there is Mo's :D It's the original and the only seafood I will eat. There are other Mo's around the coast area, but don't let them fool you!

Another beach I like is Seaside. It's a smaller town, but they have some fun events there throughout the year that you can look up to see if anything is going on in the time frame of your arrival.

Outside of beaches, Portland is a great city if you like that kind of stuff...I live just outside of it and have to go down there all the time. Traffic isn't all that bad, there's quite a bit of shopping, museums etc. Although I'm sure you can do all that from where you're from. Oh and there is also the Oregon Zoo about 5 miles from downtown.

Like other people have said, Bend is a place you can go if you're the outdoorsy time. I grew up there for 17 years before moving to the Portland Metro area. I can tell ya...I wasn't the type to just go out and go hiking or biking or plant a tree... so I didn't have that great of a time living there. But in the summer when it's hot, there's a river there you can float (which is excellent btw...)

Sunriver is about 30 mins or so from Bend...nice place to rent a house/cabin and go on a bike ride or go golfing or whatever you wanna do outside...it's a very small secluded town (the roads are highly confusing in my opinion).

There are a tonnnnnn of camp sites everywhere in Oregon...the Lakes are the best, just gotta find which one tends to your needs.

Multnomah Falls is a fun hike if you like that sorta thing. Really nice scenery and waterfalls up there. Great opportunity for photos ;)

Well, hope that helped...there's quite a few more places, but I would just Google it to see what else you can find. (BTW the Rose Festival is coming up in the beginning of June...that's downtown Portland, goes for a week with several different parades and such)

Have fun!

Thanks for all that helpful info!  Now I have many more options and ideas. 
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