My husband and I are planning a week's trip to the Portland/Columbia River Gorge area next June to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We are trying to determine whether to stay a full week in Portland and take day trips from there, or to stay in Portland a few nights and stay somewhere like Bend for a few nights. We are interested in seeing the coast, but also want to explore the Gorge. We are mostly into sightseeing, but may be interested in some short trails to hike. My current thinking is to stay in Portland and see the city, but to take day trips to the coast, the gorge and Mt. Hood, and perhaps include the Bend area with that. Any suggestions?