Originally Posted by DerPo
Hey folks! I'm in the process of planning my SMB pickup from Portland on Thursday (10/22) at 12pm and the subsequent drive home.
My girlfriend is running the Ragnar Relay Race (SF - Napa) and I will be picking her up in Napa on Saturday at 3pm.
So... I have 2 days to get from Portland to Napa by myself! I've never been north of SF in a car, so what should I check out? Where should I camp?
The southern Oregon coastline is beautiful so count my vote for highway 1 south. I would go I5 south from Portland to Eugene, then head west to the coast.
If you are interested in aircraft the museum in McMinnville is worth the stop. Cool displays and the Spruce Goose is there as well. It's about 40 miles sw of Portland, so if you make that stop you can just continue southwest from there and hit the coast a bit north of my first suggestion. Either route is a good choice.