My wife and I are considering visiting the area July 3 or 4th to 13th. We are primary interested in hiking every day and I have initially seen that there are 4 areas: the coast, Mt Hood region, Columbia Gorge, and the Portland vicinity. We also enjoy wine tasting and going to interesting restaurants. What is our best approach as to where to stay.? Should we plan to stay in 2 or 3 different areas? We prefer to stay in lodging not directly in the city usually $180 TO $300 a night with a heated pool. Any suggestions are appreciated as I continue researching this area. Thank you.
I have also asked some of the experts these questions.