Contemplating the weekend of October 24 and a couple days around it for a brewpub tour. Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, maybe even Northern California are POSSIBILITIES. (So are trips elsewhere... I almost always have a Plan D)
I realize this makes me sound like a heretic for living in Portland and thinking of this. I really should plot out a pub crawl in town using Tri Met given the depth and breadth of what's available just within the city limits. Heck, I've done that once already.
However, I can think of some side trips. I can think of a couple Oregon locations (and a Northern California brewery that intrigues me) already. However, your suggestions might be better.
NOTE 2: I seem to neglect Washington in this discussion. For that matter, information on them seems to be fleeting, so your input is greatly appreciated for the lay of the land up north. Besides, this Duck knows there are still UW v Oregon tickets available that weekend.