Mapquest is suggesting 3 possible routes from Portland to Astoria. It says each will take approximetaly 2 hours, so I am looking for the most interesting and scenic route. I will be driving this on a Saturday afternoon, so "rush hour" traffic should not be an issue. Which of the following is the most scenic route? Any good photo ops along the way on these routes?
1) I-5 North to Kelso, WA -- then cross over to Hwy 30
2) Hwy 30 all the way from Portland to Astoria
3) Hwy 26 to 101 North
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!