Hi! I am feeling a bit overwhelmed on all there is to do in Oregon! We are traveling there for the first time in early August and will have four full days. We are flying in and out of Portland.
Some things that look interesting to me include: Tillamook Cheese Factory tour and surrounding area with lighthouses, etc, Cannon Beach & Haystack Rock (which I know is north) and Coos Bay (which I know is south). We would also really like to go to Crater Lake National Park and possibly river rafting in Maupin on through along the Historic Columbia River Highway back to Portland.
I know we can't probably fit it all in, so if I had to pick two top areas that would include some driving along the coast starting in Tillamook and also the Crater Lake area. Any tips on the best routes to take and places to stop along the way? We will be traveling with two adults (my husband and me) and two kids (ages 9 & 12). We have been to several national parks in the western U.S. and are used to long road trips so that is ok but we obviously want to see some great sights along the way and accommodate for spending some time in the different destinations.
Thanks for your help!