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Moon Coastal Oregon

Outdoor enthusiasts W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell share their extensive knowledge of coastal Oregon, from the best places to grab a seaside snack to the most scenic hikes along the Coastal Trail. McRae and Jewell also outline a variety of suggested travel strategies, including Riding the Pacific Waves, Foraging the Coast, and Coastal Road […]

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Moon Oregon

Outdoors enthusiasts and Portland residents Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae offer unique insight into Oregon’s many offerings, from its lush forests and deep river canyons to its award-winning wines and friendly cities. Jewell and McRae include unique trip strategies that connect with travelers’ specific interests, such Best Bike Rides, The Wine Route, and As […]

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Moon Portland

Longtime resident Oregonian Hollyanna McCollom covers the best of the Portland area—including the Cultural District, the Alphabet District, and Alberta Street. McCollom provides a variety of travel strategies, such as The Best of Portland, Pint-sized P-Town, and Rainy Day Portland. McCollom covers the most popular sights: Ankeny Square, Skidmore Fountain, Union Station, and the Alberta […]

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Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip

This full-color guidebook includes easy-to-use maps to keep you oriented on and off the highway. Hit the road! California, Oregon, and Washington: explore the top destinations along the West Coast with this book as your guide. Our detailed driving routes give you all you need, including mileage from place to place, driving times, and advice […]

If you want to stand in line for a bacon maple bar, the original Voodoo Doughnut is at 22 SW 3rd Avenue.

As Seen in Portlandia

A recent 12-year-old visitor said that he wanted to see two places in Portland: Voodoo Doughnut and the feminist bookstore. Like many others, his view of the Rose City had been shaped by the popular IFC series, Portlandia. Here’s a brief rundown on visiting businesses and parks used as sets in the TV show.

Portland, Oregon and Mount Hood.

PNW Road Trip: Driving to Portland

Portland offers a wealth of nature, and downtown—small blocks make the streets highly walkable—is crowded with food carts, independent boutiques, and live music venues. Make it an easy road trip destination with traffic tips and directions from Pacific Northwest resident Allison Williams.

At the tip of the Olympic Peninsula sits Cape Flattery, the very corner of the country and the most northwestern point of the contiguous United States.

PNW Road Trip: Driving to the Olympic Peninsula

You can’t drive across the Olympic Peninsula—a mountain range is in the way. Here your road trip route circles instead, caught between the shoreline and the slopes. Take your time on the peninsula’s large loop, and don’t forget to stop for the hot springs, the majestic old hotels, and—if you see him—Bigfoot.

A sea stack on the beach at Port Orford, Oregon.

Driving to the Oregon Coast

Every town has a slightly different feel along 101, but there are constants along the entire northern half of the Oregon Coast—you’ll find saltwater taffy and clam chowder almost everywhere, and wildlife pops up in tide pools and along sandstone cliffs the whole way.

The Fremont is an arch framed bridge crossing the Willamette.

PNW Road Trip: Driving from Portland to Seattle

Seattle is 175 miles north of Portland along I-5, about 2.75 hours without traffic. Being a fairly easy drive, it lends itself well to including both cities on a road trip, and there are plenty of landmarks to keep an eye out for as you travel.