Expert Travel Advice to Oregon

Top Answers To Oregon Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    Sounds like you might be thinking of lots of places up and down the Oregon coast. To hopefully narrow things down, Away.com's newly published article on "The Top 10 Beaches of the Pacific Northwest" (http://away.com/features/top-ten-beaches-pacific-northwest-1.html) includes a section on Neskowin Beach, Oregon. "Few beach communities remain as unspoiled as Neskowin Beach. Families built vacation homes here in the 1920s and '30s, and there has been amazingly little development since," writes Nancy Prichard Bouchard. This might be the place to find that idyllic cottage!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Melody, I'm assuming the storms in question are the ones that brew up over the Pacific and then dump prodigious amounts of winter rain and snow as these weather heads are forced up over the mountains along the coast. Add to that blustery coastal winds, and you've got some ideal conditions. Some towns to check out might include Bandon, Brookings, and Depoe Bay.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Check out the PADI website (www.padi.com), which has a searchable dive center and resort directory with several listings in Oregon in places like Eugene, Bend, and Grants Pass. A little closer to you perhaps, why not try Friday Harbor or Edmonds in Washington state, where you'll find various dive outfitters offering trips around the San Juan Islands. Check out Away.com's scuba diving guide for more info, including dive-centric hotels. http://vacation.away.com/beach/travel-vs-cid5-scuba+diving-guide.html
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Lucky you, Troy. Oregon's a beautiful state, with an amazing mix of forests, rivers, coast, and mountains. You can't go wrong with a drive through the Columbia River Gorge Area. Or you could head west toward Astoria and the wild surf at Ecola and Cannon Beach, followed by a scenic cruise down Hwy 101 (mind you, it'll still be quite brisk). Another idea would be to head south toward the outdoors mecca of Bend (hiking, mountain biking, rafting, and some skiing). If you like skiing, Timberline and Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort are both within easy range of Portland.

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