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« on: August 11, 2009, 10:14 »
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I am excited to hit the road. I am excited cause has been long since I got vacations. I am excited cause it first trip for my 1yr old daughter. Last but not least no uploading, keywording for couple days :-)

Any suggestion for places to visit in Oregon and Washinton?


WarrenPrice

« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 10:34 »
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Look for Lost Lake on Mt. Hood.  Most beautiful place I have ever been.  You have to get a sunset there, with Mt. Hood reflected in the lake.

Enjoy.

« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 11:31 »
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Depends on what you want to shoot, but there is A LOT of nature up here.

Some places I highly suggest
1. Redwood National Park in CA
2. Oregon Dunes National Monument
3. Crater Lake National Park
4. Cape Perpetua area near Yachats
5. Cannon Beach
6. Portland Rose and Japanese Gardens

Other than that there's a lot of other good opportunities.  Portland is an interesting city with unique architecture and a certain 'personality'

I live in OR so that's what I Know the most about but as far as Washington goes I highly recomend the Olympic Peninsula or North Cascades National Park.

Have a good trip, It's beautiful up here!  Look forward to seeing some pictures.

« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 11:57 »
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Heading out to my home turf are you.

There is so much to do and see out here. You might want to check out Port Townsend, The Dungeness Spit area, Lake Crescent, The Hoh Rainforest. There are lots of other great places to check out too. Dont forget your rain gear.


« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009, 12:20 »
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My personal suggestions:

Mount Saint Helens (WA)
Pike Place Market (Seattle)
There's Fort Vancouver - but that's about it for here in Vancouver, WA.
Tillamook Cheese Factory (Oregon Coast - be sure and grab some cheese curds)
Devils Punch Bowl (Oregon Coast south of the Tillamook Cheese factory)
Multnomah Falls (Oregon - Columbia Gorge)
OMSI - (Portland, OR)

Thats all I can think of without more coffee.

« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009, 13:03 »
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my favorite OR beaches are the southern ones - bandon, cape arago, et al up tp coosd bay.  the rest of the coast is more than worthwhile too.  eastern or - john day river & fossil canyons and desert, tumalo falls near bend, crater lake


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for WA, mt st helens, rainier, n cascades highway [yu can't really see much of the park w/o backpacking, though cascade pass trail, is crowded but a good scenic dayhike.

in seattle, the hiram chit locks have salmon climbing the fish ladders, with  the fremont troll nearby.  the asian art museum in volunterr park also has great views of the city - take the ferry as a walkon for the best views of the seattle waterfront & skyline

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009, 14:12 »
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Depends on what you want to shoot, but there is A LOT of nature up here.

Some places I highly suggest
1. Redwood National Park in CA
2. Oregon Dunes National Monument
3. Crater Lake National Park
4. Cape Perpetua area near Yachats
5. Cannon Beach
6. Portland Rose and Japanese Gardens

Other than that there's a lot of other good opportunities.  Portland is an interesting city with unique architecture and a certain 'personality'

I live in OR so that's what I Know the most about but as far as Washington goes I highly recomend the Olympic Peninsula or North Cascades National Park.

Have a good trip, It's beautiful up here!  Look forward to seeing some pictures.

I am going to drive along Oregon Coast. I am skipping everything in California (been there). I also visited Crater Lake many times. I was in both parks in Washington. This time might have time only for Olympic.

« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009, 14:15 »
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Heading out to my home turf are you.

There is so much to do and see out here. You might want to check out Port Townsend, The Dungeness Spit area, Lake Crescent, The Hoh Rainforest. There are lots of other great places to check out too. Dont forget your rain gear.



I was in Olympic area once. I want to revisit Lake Crescent and rainforest for sure. I am not sure how I got there last time so Port Townsend and Dungeness Spit may be new things.

« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009, 14:21 »
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My personal suggestions:

Mount Saint Helens (WA)
Pike Place Market (Seattle)
There's Fort Vancouver - but that's about it for here in Vancouver, WA.
Tillamook Cheese Factory (Oregon Coast - be sure and grab some cheese curds)
Devils Punch Bowl (Oregon Coast south of the Tillamook Cheese factory)
Multnomah Falls (Oregon - Columbia Gorge)
OMSI - (Portland, OR)

Thats all I can think of without more coffee.

Never been in northern Oregon so I am adding these things to my list.

« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2009, 14:26 »
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my favorite OR beaches are the southern ones - bandon, cape arago, et al up tp coosd bay.  the rest of the coast is more than worthwhile too.  eastern or - john day river & fossil canyons and desert, tumalo falls near bend, crater lake


http://www.redbubble.com/people/cascoly/art/everything/tags/oregon

for WA, mt st helens, rainier, n cascades highway [yu can't really see much of the park w/o backpacking, though cascade pass trail, is crowded but a good scenic dayhike.

in seattle, the hiram chit locks have salmon climbing the fish ladders, with  the fremont troll nearby.  the asian art museum in volunterr park also has great views of the city - take the ferry as a walkon for the best views of the seattle waterfront & skyline

http://www.redbubble.com/people/cascoly/art/everything/tags/seattle


I am going along the coast in Oregon so I should see most of these things. I was in Seattle and my friend guided me that time so I we revisit many places. Cascades are too far notrh for this trip. I have been in Rainier and St Helens and I am planing to revisit now.


« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2009, 15:30 »
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Washington Beaches aren't nearly as nice.
Hey back off buddy! lol

...but seriously, what wrong with the beaches in WA?

« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2009, 15:40 »
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as a seattleite - i have to agree - OR's beaches are the best - the WA beaches in the olympics are close, but most of the WA coast is just lng stretches of sand -- none of the cliffs and haystacks of OR.

on the OR coast, stop for  the Newport Aquarium   it's excellent [as is the Rogue brewery also in Newport].  if you make it to central OR, the High Desert museum in Bend is also highly recommended [along with Deschutes brewery]  - reat photo ops at both museums

s

« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2009, 15:56 »
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If you are going up the Oregon Coast, when driving through Florence you should get out and run around on the famous Sand Dunes, then enjoy a cup of Clam Chowder at Mo's.

  mo's is just ok - the chowder now is thick & pasty, and it's usually crowded and service is mediocre.  there's an excellent small restaurant farther along Bay street, towards the bridge - oceanside near the apollo]  it's called 866 or something similar -- it's just the address. has views out to the bay.  hangtown fry for breakfast is excellent [oyster omlette] and we've not been disappointed for dinner there either.   at the other end of twn, there's also a good seafood restaurant on the landward side of bay street, past the wax museum -- lots of glass &  chrome & fresh seafood

s

« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2009, 16:16 »
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LOL, nothing is wrong with the beaches in WA.  I live in Seattle but grew up in Oregon.  If you were not from the Northwest and visited a Washington beach I think you would be awestruck by the beauty.  However, in my humble opinion they pale in comparison to the beaches in Oregon.  There is more to the landscape, the towns are nicer with more to do and better restaurants in OR. 

My family and I do rent a nice little house on the beach in Ocean Shores.  That is a nice beach now that I think about it with some cool little getaways. 

Either state, you are in good shape.  The thing I love about our beaches is that they are generally very secluded with few people compared to the more traditional "tropical" beaches of CA and Hawaii.  Could be because of the 100 mile an hour windgusts and the freezing cold weather year round, but that's a small price to pay :)

Oh, and I 2nd the recommendation for the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Rogue Brewery in Newport.  I haven't been in years but it was very special the last time we went.

Just North in a town called Depot Bay is (or was..don't know if it's still there or not) a restaurant called Tidal Raves that was awesome too!  Beautiful views and great food and (for a coastal town) reasonable prices.  Last time I was there, whales were breaching right out in front....awesome stuff.

Mat

Washington Beaches aren't nearly as nice.
Hey back off buddy! lol

...but seriously, what wrong with the beaches in WA?

« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2009, 22:27 »
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We are taking off tomorrow. It's not a surprise that our 1yr old got most of luggage :-)


 

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