SUMMER 2016 - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & PORTLAND, OREGON & SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
During the summer of 2016 I took a funtastic road trip up the Pacific Coast from San Francisco to Seattle along the famous Pacific Coastal Highway 1. I enjoyed some incredibly beautiful coastal scenery, ate way too much delicious food, and kept it weird in Portland. Here are the highlights of my trip!
While I am sure that there are numerous ways that this road trip could be planned out, here is the general plan that I followed.
northern California & Oregon Coast
I may have been a bit too ambitious with my first day of the road trip from San Francisco to Bandon, Oregon. Although it took me a little longer than I'd expected, and my window shield got cracked along the way...this leg of the trip was awesome! Here are the highlights:
The next day I continued up the coast on my way to Portland, Oregon. The Oregon Coast was awesome and had tons of beautiful places to stop and marvel at nature.
*NOTE: Like NJ, it is also illegal for you to pump your own gas in Oregon. Whoops!
I stayed in an AirBnB close to the Heritage Tree Park that had an outdoor deck that afforded me a wonderful view of Mt. Hood. Portland is a very walk able city and this location worked out just fine.
Things to Do in Portland
While most of the main attractions in Portland are food related, there are tons of other cool and quirky things to do and check out, here are some of my favorites:
No trip to Portland would be complete without stuffing your face with doughnuts and beer!
Breweries / Beer
Day Trips / Hikes
My friend Dave and I stayed in an AirBnB close to the University of Washington which had a bunch of cool little shops and restaurants on University Way close by. We either took my car into the city or took Ubers.
Things to Do in Seattle
Breakfast / Brunch
Lunch / Dinner
Cocktails / Drinks
Ballard Area - This is the same local area that is good for shopping and eating. At night there are a ton of nice restaurants and bars.
Capital Hill Area - A nice area to go out for a drink.
Day Trips / Hikes
While I was in Seattle I decided to drive to the East and do a bit of hiking. You'll see these spots at the end of the video!
Special Thanks to Casey Judy and Tracie Hough for providing such incredible travel recs for Portland and Seattle. You guys rock!