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    Default Need help - Wash DC to Portland, OR

    Hi, I'm planning a road trip from Washington, D.C. to Portland, OR in the beginning of April. Would appreciate any suggestions on what to see along the way or any interesting routes.

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    Default How Long?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nevermore
    Hi, I'm planning a road trip from Washington, D.C. to Portland, OR in the beginning of April. Would appreciate any suggestions on what to see along the way or any interesting routes.
    Welcome to the Forum! That sounds like it could be an epic road trip. How long do you have? Is this part of a household move or is it for fun?

    Mark

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    We have 2 weeks. We are going to pick up a bunch of stuff that can't be mailed from my Grandmother's in OR. Unfortunately we are unable to put it off until we have more time since my Grandmother is extremely sick. We want to spend maybe 3 days in the Portland area, but we also want to see whatever we can along the way - don't know when we will have this chance again.

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    Default Hope your Grandmother Regains Her Health

    Quote Originally Posted by Nevermore
    We want to spend maybe 3 days in the Portland area, but we also want to see whatever we can along the way - don't know when we will have this chance again.
    We hope your relative regains her health quickly and completely. Portland is a very cool place -- if you like fresh, yummy bread, be sure to stop by Grand Central Baking and say hello for us!

    Is it two weeks round trip or one-way? If it is roundtrip, (and with the three days in Portland, it sounds like it must be) you will really need to be in "hammer-down" most days. For that reason, I would suggest sticking to the Interstate highways as you go. (It takes a full five days for most of us road-hardened roadtrippers to cover that distance).

    I would suggest I-70 for the out-bound leg (with brief time-outs for stops in Pittsburgh, Columbus, Indianapolis, St Louis (the ARCH), Kansas City, Denver the Colorado Rockies and then north up I-15 to I-84 and over. For your return trip, I-94 is pretty cool via Chicago and then back. For ideas and posts about places we have enjoyed on this route use the search function in the green navigation bar above).

    Mark

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