Pacific Northwest Travel Guide Helpful maps and articles about Oregon and Washington.

The Pacific Northwest

From coastal rainforest to outstanding wine trails to stunning alpine lakes, the Pacific Northwest will engage your senses.


Explore Oregon

  • Best Scenic Views on the Pacific Coast Highway California's Big Sur coastline. Photo © Dreamstime.There’s no arguing that wonderfully scenic views abound on the West Coast. From Washington to California, these locales offer the absolute best of the best scenic views on the Pacific Coast Highway.
  • Oregon’s Top Five Hikes A curtain of water spills over into a calm stream in a thickly wooded area.Oregon’s diverse, dramatic landscape lends itself wonderfully to a good hike. Narrowing down the plentiful and varied options to Oregon’s top five hikes isn’t an easy task. Here are our picks.
  • 10-Day Best of Oregon Road Trip Itinerary A tree blossoms in the foreground while across the water is a view of the cityscape.Kickstart your road trip planning with this 10-day tour of the best of Oregon, from downtown Portland to the best beaches, hikes, sights, and more.

Explore Washington

  • Planning a Visit to Lake Crescent Washington's Lake Crescent is a catch-and-release recreational lake, with trout and salmon.More than a place of beauty and mystery, there’s plenty to do at Lake Crescent. From hiking to swimming, kayaking to fishing, camping to cabins, here’s a look at planning a visit to Lake Crescent.
  • Best Scenic Views on the Pacific Coast Highway California's Big Sur coastline. Photo © Dreamstime.There’s no arguing that wonderfully scenic views abound on the West Coast. From Washington to California, these locales offer the absolute best of the best scenic views on the Pacific Coast Highway.
  • 5 Unique Donut Shops on the West Coast Randy's Donuts in Inglewood, CAWhen it comes from one of these unique donut shops on the West Coast, a donut is never just a donut. Laden with Captain Crunch, 100% organic lemon & poppyseed, or an oversized Homer Simpson, these specialties go above and beyond all your donut fantasies.