We started off just wanting to go to Portland for a couple of days, and then spend a few days on the beach. Now that I've spent several hours on the internet (LOL), I want to do two days in Portland, a day driving the River Gorge/Mt.Hood loop (returning to Portland to sleep), and then going to Cannon Beach for a day. Now here's where it gets tricky (and I get greedy): I also want to see Crater Lake, and I've fallen in love with the Tu Tu Tun Lodge, and if I can get a room, I want to spend a couple of days in Gold Beach as well. And of course, return to Portland for my outbound flight. This trip would be in July of next year. What do you all think? Is this North-to-South-to-North stretch too much? If not, what routes do you advise? Thanks!