A Pacific Northwest Passage

  • Start: Yachats, OR
  • End: Portland, Oregon
  • Last Modified: 2012-05-10 19:15:36
  • Total Mileage: 276 Miles
  • Number of stops: 6


Curvy roads along Oregon's Columbia River and coast cut through mountain tunnels and snake from deep woods to scenic overlooks. Ocean waves crash at the base of jagged cliffs, and dense forests loom over nearly every bend in the highway. There's no doubt this route from Portland to Astoria to Florence is breathtaking, but it's also just plain fun to drive. Car commercial fantasies aside, this road trip promises herbal wonders, whale watching spots, fiery furnace art, and haunted tales, too. The trip begins in Portland's trendy Pearl District, where shopping reigns. Countless turn-of-the-century warehouses have been converted into home décor shops, loft apartments, brewpubs, and art galleries.

Stop #1:

Heceta Head Light Keeper's House
Yachats, OR

Stop #3:

Alder House III
Lincoln City, OR

Stop #4:

Columbia River Maritime Museum
Astoria, Oregon

Stop #5:

Blue Heron Herbary
Portland, OR

Stop #6:

Jantzen Beach RV Park
Portland, Oregon

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