Sunday, 22 August 2004

My friend from Germany, Florian, will be making a trip over to this side of the world in September, and he'll be in Portland from September 13th to the 18th. I'm thinking of things to do and show him while he is here, and so far I have the following obvious things on my list of possibilities (he's especially interested in getting out and seeing the world around these parts).

  • Mt. St. Helens (pretty much a given)
  • Oregon Coast (probably the northern-most portion)
  • Various food joints downtown
  • Maybe some of the micro-breweries (if he's interested in that)
  • Powell's (another given, but not really an event)
  • The Gorge
  • ???

I need some help. I mean, I can easily fill up a few days with interesting/fun stuff, but I figured I would ask around. Any ideas? Anything exciting happening during that time? What do you show/do with people who come to visit?

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Sunday, 22 August 2004 15:14:44 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
The Gorge and Multnomah falls, you could hop over the bridge while out that way and eat at Skamania lodge. Drive him up the Clackamas river to Ripplebrook ranger station so he can see what the Cascade Range looks like. McMinnimums (sp?). Do an Oregon winery tour through Newberg, McMinnville etc. Take him up to Timberline lodge so he can see Mt Hood and the lodge has great eating. The giant sturgeon at Bonneville dam (my kids love those). Visit Tillamook and take a tour of the ice creamery. Drive south down I-5 and go to the coast at Florence(hwy 126) and drive up 101 to Newport. 101 goes along the ocean most of the way and the views are awesome. Then take him Salmon fishing on a day charter out of Newport. Those are some of the things we usually take out of town guests to see.
Sunday, 22 August 2004 16:10:25 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Thanks, those are all great ideas. Heck, some of them I have not even done myself yet. :)
Tuesday, 24 August 2004 10:15:22 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
End of the Oregon Trail museum in Oregon City. Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinville. Timberline Lodge. Silver Falls State Park (east of Salem). With kids, AC Gilbert Museum in Salem and Enchanted Forest in Salem.
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