Top 5 Places to Visit in the Pacific NW

Discussion created by joshm on Aug 25, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 15, 2015 by brightlybob



Here’s the deal: You’ve been dying to get away for a few days but time hasn’t been your friend. Life can hold you down sometimes, but not this time. You’ve got a long weekend ahead of you and the best coast, I mean, the west coast, is at your finger tips . Whether by plane or by car, you’re headed to the great Pacific NW for some R&R.


Where are you staying? Where are you eating? Libations? Attractions? We want it all. Share your experiences in the NW with us, and we’ll collate your submissions into a post all about the region and the best of the best, as shared by you, the community!


Obviously, since I wrote this and I am from the Northwest. I’ll bat leadoff:


Places to go:


  • Portland - Duh.


The best beer in the country (come at me, beer experts! ), some of the best food in the country, and you’re within an hour of the Ocean, Mt. Hood, The Columbia River gorge, and a slew of hikes and trails to blaze (see what I did there?). Now, don't get me wrong, it's going to be a rebuilding year with the Trailblazers, but we'll be okay.


  • Bend


More beer. More outdoor wonders (Mt. Bachelor, the Deschutes River), and a gorgeous backdrop of central Oregon.


  • Lincoln City


You guessed it, more beer. The Oregon coast is beautiful, and viewpoints of the Ocean dot the entire coastal highway. Great local seafood. iahflyr created a wonderful album that showcases the Oregon Coast!


  • Crater Lake


The deepest lake in the world. ‘Nuff said. It’s a sight to see, with camping and lodging all around!


  • Seattle


Pike Place Market, fresh seafood, the Puget Sound. Seattle reminds me a great deal of home (Portland) but with more water! dth61 made a great post that mentions Seattle and more:


This is just the tip of the iceberg that is the Pacific Northwest. razorbackfan knows what I’m talkin’ about: