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Road trip in Washington/Pacific Northwest around New Year's Eve

The Mr and I would like to take a 3-5 day road trip out of Seattle this December/January, including going somewhere that it would be fun to celebrate New Year's Eve. We are not interested in skiing or winter sports. We are interested in food, wine, and cultural events. [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Oct 20, 2014 - 5 answers

Oregon or Washington?

My friend and I want to move to either Washington or Oregon. What are good/affordable places to live for two poor artists in debt? [more inside]
posted by kfrax on Jun 27, 2014 - 12 answers

Books to take a train by

Next week, I am taking the Empire Builder from Chicago to Portland, Oregon. In a previous question about train travel, someone suggested reading books that take place along your train route. This is an idea I love ... and I have at least 47 hours to pass! So: what are your favorite (kindle) books which occur in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, or Oregon? Bonus for rural themes. I am not a big mystery fan, but if it is particularly excellent, I'll read it. Romance is out. Otherwise, I'm open to anything!
posted by ChuraChura on Jun 20, 2014 - 41 answers

North West Road Trip (what to do in Oregon)

I'm taking a leisurely drive from San Jose CA. to Tacoma WA. I have allowed myself 4 days for the ride up and 4 for the ride back. What should I see? [more inside]
posted by doctor_negative on Jun 16, 2014 - 11 answers

Where should I live?

Looking for a home in a gay marriage state. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Oct 14, 2013 - 50 answers

Help me find the perfect place to escape for a couple days!

I have a few days off following the holiday crazies and I'm planning a mini road-trip to escape for these few days to unwind, hide from life and work on some personal projects. I really don't care where I go, but I'm looking for 4 things: an awesome private jacuzzi tub, a solid internet connection, and a walkable location -- all within 6 hours drive of Vancouver. [more inside]
posted by cgg on Oct 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Resources to help locate campgrounds in the PNW

You are driving through the PNW. Suddenly, you become [tired/inspired by the scenery]. You wish to find a place to camp in your vicinity. >OPEN GLOVEBOX >LOOK MAGIC CAMPING MAP [more inside]
posted by Acari on Jun 28, 2013 - 23 answers

Destination request, western/northwestern US; 20th anniversary edition

We're celebrating our 20th anniversary this summer (yay!) and we're trying to find a place to stay for a week in the western/northwestern US to celebrate this milestone. The catch is that this destination needs to be some place new to us. A few other particular requirements below the fold. [more inside]
posted by mosk on Apr 24, 2013 - 9 answers

Best Bookstores in Pacific Northwest

I'm road tripping thru the Pacific Northwest. I'll be vetting bookstores for my upcoming book tour in Boise ID, Bend OR, Eugene/Corvallis OR, Portland OR, Seattle WA, Spokane WA, and Missoula MT — and any towns in between that warrant it. :-) I'm hoping y'all might have bookstores to recommend! Aside from Auntie's in Spokane and Powell's in Portland, I'm relying on Yelp — but I'd much prefer your personal recommendations for bookstores that host author events, have a great vibe, and friendly staff.
posted by silusGROK on Apr 22, 2013 - 24 answers

Where is the real life Rancho Relaxo?

My 40th birthday present to myself is to run away for several days by myself to indulge in restful solitude, nature walks, spa treatments and room service. I live in Oregon and am considering the coast, but could also be talked into Washington/California, or places other than the beach. Price is no object, but would prefer it to be within driving distance of Portland. Requirements and preferences within... [more inside]
posted by lilnublet on Feb 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Thinking of relocating to the Pacific NW but I've never been. Help me decide between Oregon and Washington.

I'm thinking of relocating to the Pacific Northwest USA for the climate and scenery, though I've never been before. I have 4 days to visit next month, and am having trouble deciding between Portland and Seattle as a base of exploration. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Sep 25, 2012 - 31 answers

Better late than never!

Last minute honeymoon--need input on the most awesome, strange, memorable places to stay on our road-trip between Seattle to Portland, and then down the coast to San Fran. Other "must see" advice is most welcome. [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on Aug 3, 2012 - 23 answers

Where should we go on our vacation?

Travel recs? SO and I are doing a road trip through Idaho, Oregon and Washington [more inside]
posted by bluehermit on Mar 21, 2012 - 13 answers

Dogs on the I-5

Traveling from Seattle to Southern California with three dogs... looking for places along the road where we can stop and play! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2012 - 11 answers

Suggestions for a winter road trip from MN to OR with little prep!

Driving from Minneapolis, MN to Portland, OR at the end of the week. Looking for suggestions on what to do along the way. Bonus: Yellowstone for a day? [more inside]
posted by JaiMahodara on Feb 21, 2012 - 8 answers

New Year Renewal

I'm looking for a mediation/yoga retreat in the Pacific Northwest or Northern California. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Dec 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Camera stores in Seattle and Portland, suggestions?

I'm looking to nerd out on cameras in Portland and Seattle, suggestions? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Oct 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Where to go on an accessible road trip in the Northwestern US?

We have a week and a half off and a 4WD truck but no plans; help me find interesting things to do with my partner in Washington, Northern California, Oregon, and Nevada. Extra difficulty: I'm on crutches. [more inside]
posted by hackwolf on Oct 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Road trip itinerary from Spokane to SLC?

My wife and I will be driving from Spokane to Salt Lake City soon and were wondering how we should space out our trip, and what there is to see/do/eat along the way. [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Aug 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Cheap travel to Alaska

What is the cheapest way to get from the Pacific Northwest to Skagway, Alaska? [more inside]
posted by domnit on Aug 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Tranquil Retreat in the PNW

Looking for recommendations for a quiet, affordable writing retreat in the Pacific Northwest. [more inside]
posted by Tsuga on Aug 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Help us fill in the blanks on our road trip from Seattle to San Francisco

West Coast Road Trip! Mr. desjardins and I are flying into Seattle in early September, renting a car and driving to San Francisco. What do we do in between? We want places to stay and things to do. Amazing scenery is a priority. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jul 25, 2011 - 26 answers

Where should I explore on the west coast?

One month. Three states. Countless options. One girl, one dog. Where to go? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Jun 6, 2011 - 10 answers

What's a great 1 or 2 week adventure on the West coast?

I'm looking for a great retreat to do in late March/early April in Northern CA, Oregon or Washington state. I'm going to be in Portland, OR at the end of March and then in San Francisco and LA mid-April. I'm thinking that instead of returning to Vermont in the meantime I could stay on the West coast and find something fun to do (really? ya think?). [more inside]
posted by bumpcat on Feb 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Weather along the west coast in March?

In late March, I'm going to drive from Seattle to Los Angeles via 101 and 1 (hugging the coast as closely as I can while staying on highways). Are there any spots along that route which have the potential for bad weather? [more inside]
posted by sharding on Jan 28, 2011 - 15 answers

Send my truck to truck heaven

Is there a CarMax equivalent in the Pacific Northwest? [more inside]
posted by zvs on May 3, 2010 - 2 answers

What a pain.

I moved from WA to OR. What kind of bureaucratic stuff do I need to do, and what can I get out of? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2010 - 8 answers

We're moving out west!

Where can we live (in the US) that has both pleasant summers and awesome snowboarding? [more inside]
posted by Fifi Firefox on Jul 14, 2009 - 49 answers

Where to go outdoors in the Pacific Northwest?

Where to hike, bike, or kayak between Yakima, WA and Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on May 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Setting up weird-news email alert for just OR and WA?

How can I set up an automatic email notification thing for news-of-the-weird type stuff as it happens in Oregon and Washington (not DC)? Google alerts doesn't seem this customizable. CNN news alerts do, maybe. Any other options?
posted by gottabefunky on Apr 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Books about southern Washington

Please recommend some books about southern Washington state/northern Oregon? [more inside]
posted by entropyiswinning on Apr 20, 2009 - 15 answers

What to see between OR and WI?

Driving across the country: Cool places to see/things to do on Highway 12? [more inside]
posted by Vibrissa on Aug 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Can we move to Oregon or Washington? Where?

My family is considering moving to Oregon (or conceivably Washington) in a couple of years, and we are going to visit soon. I'd like to collect suggestions of possible locations so we can try to visit. We would like a cheap, small town with a liberal climate along the Washington/Oregon border or moderately near the coast. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by lgyre on Jun 24, 2008 - 30 answers

Backpacking near Portland OR?

What are some great backpacking trips (2-4 days, up to say 30 miles) with a 5-hour drive of Portland, OR? Loops preferred, but out-and-back is OK.
posted by gottabefunky on Jun 9, 2008 - 7 answers

ISO suggestions for Columbia River Gorge trip

Four days, mid-July, mid-week, in the Columbia River Gorge. We want to take day-hikes in different locales but stay somewhere centrally located. Hood River, I assume? Or someplace on the Washington side? Hit me up, hivemind.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jun 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Older Northwest Children's Travel Show

Growing up in Washington state in the 70’s and 80’s I watched a PBS show about a grandma that visited sites of interest (Columbia Gorge, White Bird Pass, etc.) in the Northwest with her grandchildren. Production quality, as I remember it, was rather crude. Does anyone else remember this show? What was the name? Thanks!
posted by rotifer on Apr 16, 2008 - 4 answers

How to get a west coast prosecution job?

Asking for a friend: I want to be a prosecutor. Badly. It doesn't have to be all glamor and glory, I just want to get into court. I am looking at the Northern CA, OR and WA areas. Does anyone have any inside information on areas that are hiring/firing? [more inside]
posted by autojack on Apr 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Where to (indie) rock on the west coast?

My east coast tour is ending. That means it's time to start booking the west coast tour. Please suggest cities and venues for a touring indie rock band to hit in NV, CA, OR, WA, and AZ. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 7, 2007 - 32 answers

Western Woadtrip

This year's vacation plan: Fly to PDX and drive to Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, and back via Seattle and Mt. Rainier. What should we not miss along the way? Specifically, I'm clueless about what there is to do in Idaho and along the route between western Montana and Seattle.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jun 9, 2007 - 12 answers

on the road again

In late May, I'll be driving with a bunch of friends in an RV from Sacramento CA to George WA and back for the Sasquatch Music Festival. I've only driven as far north as the Oregon border before, so I'm looking for recommendations of interesting places to stop - your favorite diners, pie shops, waterfalls, hot springs (improved or not) and other oddities of northwest highway culture. I'm familar with many Northern California hot springs (I really like the one in Sierraville), and would love to find other very inexpensive and informal places like that.
posted by luriete on Apr 25, 2007 - 14 answers

Is it realistic to leave Astoria, OR in the a.m. to arrive at SEATAC for a 1:30 flight?

Is it realistic to leave Astoria, OR in the a.m. to arrive at SEATAC for a 1:30 flight? [more inside]
posted by unccivil on Mar 30, 2007 - 18 answers

Where to go, where to go...

VacationFilter: Help my SO and I decide where to go for our vacation. We're in the Vancouver area. We have a car. We're willing to drive for up to 10 hours or so. We're looking for some peace and quiet. We have no idea where to go. [more inside]
posted by cgg on Jul 2, 2006 - 19 answers

Roadtrip from San Francisco CA to Vancouver BC, not along the coast or I-5

I'm looking for route ideas and places to stop for a week-long driving trip from San Francisco CA to Vancouver BC, that stays east of I-5. I want to do some back country hiking and hit some hot springs along the way. [more inside]
posted by Emanuel on Jun 2, 2006 - 11 answers

Should I buy a new car in Washington or Oregon?

I'm thinking about buying a new car in the next year. I live in Seattle, Washington, where the sales tax is about 8.8%, but I visit Oregon frequently, where there is no sales tax. Would there be any drawbacks to buying the car in Oregon to avoid the sales tax? I would still register and insure it in Washington.
posted by matildaben on Mar 17, 2006 - 18 answers

Like the movie Road Trip, but with less Tom Green.

So we're thinking about a road trip south from Vancouver to (maybe) LA... [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Feb 7, 2006 - 17 answers

road trip advice going through San Francisco and Seattle

On a whim, I'm driving from Milwaukee to San Francisco to Seattle and back to Milwaukee again. I'll be going through WI, IL, IA, NE, CO, UT, NV, CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, SD, and MN and am looking for some tips on sights I shouldn't miss. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bakiwop on Aug 7, 2004 - 20 answers

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