My husband, two dogs, and I are going to take a road trip down from Seattle along the 101. We are on a tight budget, and will be camping most of the time. We are Washington natives, so we are looking for something uniquely Oregonian.
--We like scenic nature, hiking, oddities, music, food, beer & wine, and dog-friendly places.
--We don't like super touristy traps (except if there is something genuinely amazing about them), crowds, and places where dogs aren't welcome.
I would love some recommendations for:
--places to see (nature and other)
--places to camp (safe and scenic)
--good but inexpensive places to eat
--breweries/vineyards that are worth the visit
--natural foods type grocery stores along the way
We may or may not go the extra mile to see the California redwoods. Is it worth the driving?