live in Portland, I haven't been here long, and would like to take a short trip to see a bit more of the area. I want to spend some time relaxing with my husband, hiking, being outdoors, seeing sunshine, and eating & drinking too much. I 'm hoping folks can advise me on things to see or to avoid in Easter Oregon.
Right now, I am planning on driving east on 84 along the gorge. Stopping along the way for lunch and sightseeing. Then staying in LaGrange, Joseph, or Baker City for two night. I would like to see Hells Canyon and possible take a jet boat ride on the Snake River. Also, interested in Prarie City, Wallowa Lake local arts.
Next, I plan to head back to Portland on 26 with some time in John Day. I'd like to stop at the fossil bed. A friend suggested I stay in Kahneeta.
This is just a short trip and I'd like to avoid too much dring. Is this loop too much to take on in 4 days? Any better suggestions?
Is Hells Canyon worth it? And the boat ride on the Snake River, has anybody done it? Is it worthwhile?
Which is the better spot to spend a few nights, LaGrange, Joseph, or Baker City ? Any recommendations on a hotel or B&B in that area?