We are from Mt Hood and next week we will be taking a road trip through these areas. So far, the tentative plan is to go from Mt Hood to Salem, to the Coast, then possibly hwy 20 to Bend, and then back home. Mostly, we will be following weather, so we may end up further north or south during our trip. If weather is good in Hood River, we may stop there before heading home as well.
What I need for all places is great local places for food, cheap nice places to stay (pet friendly, open to staying in yurts), and some things to do.
In Salem we're interested in the wineries, and looking for something that might be a bit different than the ordinary, and we already have a groupon for wine tasting. Any exceptional wineries that stand out for something unique about them? Anything else to do?
We're not sure what to do at the coast. I used to live in CB, and have been all over the north coast, but not much south of lincoln city. We would like to spend some time outdoors and we are open to location. We've heard of renting buggies on the dunes, that sounds a bit fun, any places you'd recommend with great deals? Also, any great hikes or other fun activity suggestions are appreciated.
Anything amazing in Bend or Hood River that you'd love to recommend is also appreciated.
Thanks for the info