Going to drive from SLC to Portland this weekend to visit the Oregon coast. It will be our first time in Oregon.

Going to drive from SLC to Portland this weekend to visit the Oregon coast. It will be our first time in Oregon. We have almost a week to drive to the coast and back. We will be bringing mountain bikes and will be camping unless we are in a major city.

Any suggestions on where to stop, must see sights, favorite restaurants, places to mountain bike - as well as places to avoid - would be appreciated.

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Portland isn't on the coast bud

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dumb fricking Black person moron OP

      https://i.imgur.com/tMGaQPW.jpg

      Going to drive from SLC to Portland this weekend to visit the Oregon coast. It will be our first time in Oregon. We have almost a week to drive to the coast and back. We will be bringing mountain bikes and will be camping unless we are in a major city.

      Any suggestions on where to stop, must see sights, favorite restaurants, places to mountain bike - as well as places to avoid - would be appreciated.

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your bikes are going to get stolen in Portland. Go do the waterfalls on the Hood River instead.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Portland is beautiful in Summer, don't be fooled by the greenery and warm weather. The weather is shit ~6 months of the year. Portland is a haven for petty crime. DON'T. . I repeat DON'T leave anything of value in your car. . Actually, don't leave anything in your car period. The tweakers in Portland will break into your car for anything. You'll pay more fixing your broken window than the value of the item stolen.

    Most of the fun stuff is on the east side of Portland. There are a ton of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and weed shots . . I'm to lazy to go through the list of places. .If you reply with what types of food you like I'll try to reply back with some spots to check out.

    Remind yourself as you walk/drive around Portland what happens when your city becomes to liberal and the druggies/homeless take over.

    Don't go to Voodoo donuts it's a normie tourist trap. Portland is pretty safe other than the car break ins.

    • 8 months ago
      Travel advice for Portland and Oregon in general

      >DON'T leave anything of value in your car
      Damn son
      >Most of the fun stuff is on the east side of Portland
      Weed shots? What's the food/restaurant I need to try in Portland? I'm not too particular about food.
      >Remind yourself as you walk/drive around Portland what happens when your city becomes to liberal and the druggies/homeless take over.
      I'm originally from NYC, no need to remind myself of how liberals will inevitably frick things up for everyone. There is a side of me that wants to see fricked up liberal shitholes like Kensington in Philly, and from what I hear, Portland is not too different.

      Your bikes are going to get stolen in Portland. Go do the waterfalls on the Hood River instead.

      That's a good ride. Still have to spend a night in Portland.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Weed Shops

        Food Spots to try:
        Screen Door, Rimsky-Korsakoffee House (one of my favorites for desserts), Botto's BBQ, shalom y'all, Fire on the Mountain, Salt and Straw, TANAKA, Apizza scholls, Hat Yai, XLB, Chicken and Guns. .

        Short list but I think those are all solid spots.

        >Portland is a haven for petty crime
        Portland has almost zero crime compared to other big cities. Hobos stealing bikes is about it

        Anon did you read petty crime.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Portland is a haven for petty crime
      Portland has almost zero crime compared to other big cities. Hobos stealing bikes is about it

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Have you been to portland? It's FILLED with hobos and druggies

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          I've been through once in fall 2020, Portland looked pretty cool. Got some high-end marijuana vapes for a very good price, but decided to head up into the forest to smoke and camp. Didn't see any bums, they must've been in other parts of the city.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Portland looks like Mogadishu

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Didn't see any bums
            I dont know how you didn't see any bums, Portland has a crazy amount of bums, I've been all over the USA and portland reallllly struck me as having the most bums of anywhere

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              They're more visible in Portland. They can camp almost anywhere with no consequences. Other cities are smart enough to shepherd their hobos out of sight

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          I lived there 8 years. It's not nearly as bad as /misc/ says

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, that's what petty means, moron

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oregon coast makes a wonderful road trip if you love beaches. The state parks are very well maintained and absolutely free. However, free camping is tough to find near most of the coast. I made an S-shape route through the state on my visit - Portland to Mt Hood to Bend, west to the coast, south then east to Crater Lake, then back to the coast again in southern Oregon.

    • 8 months ago
      Travel advice for Portland and Oregon in general

      If I had the time I would do something like that, with Mt Hood, Bend, and more of the coast. As it is coming from SLC it's already 12 hours to Portland, with one overnight a little past Boise. I imagine a proper trip through Oregon would take at least 2 weeks.

      For free camping spots I use the iOverlander app. Doesn't look like anything free near the coast, and the state park is only $30 to tent. Not too bad.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Portland is fun and all but Tillamook is the comfiest to me
    They built a big new creamery there on the coast you can visit
    Silver Falls is also a must see in my opinion kind of out of the way and not on the coast though

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    The mountain biking is mediocre in Oregon. Especially compared to Utah. I wouldn’t bother if you’re just going for a weekend.

    • 8 months ago
      Travel advice for Portland and Oregon in general

      I want to bike somewhere that's not red rock or desert. Utah is great for mountain biking but in the end it's still a desert with forests at high elevation. I miss the dense forests of the north east - the loam, mud, wet roots, ferns - that simply doesn't exist in Utah.

      Post canyon and Tillamook state park look good, wonder what you think of those places. I will also be going through Boise, I heard there are some good rides in that area.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        I spent my entire day looking like I went swimming because I was outside. I live in the south. The humidity is BULLSHIT. I am moving to Utah. Frick some moss.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    bring a concealded carey

    • 8 months ago
      Travel advice for Portland and Oregon in general

      Is that necessary for some bums

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Portland is chill have no recommendations tho. There isn't shit to do here besides nature shit. Everything closes early
    iono go to the zoo maybe? There is a baby orangutan there

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I bet you're 16 and lightskinned mixed race

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        nah im 30 white and I work constantly

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          Wanna smoke a bowl
          Captcha: YAYAY

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            nah i dont smoke or drink sorry.
            anyways gotta go to sleep now because i work in 7 hours

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have advice, just make sure you leave and tell everyone it was awful. Ecola state park is nice

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just got back from the trip, thanks to everyone for the advice.
    Let's cut to the chase:
    Boise: mormon influence, very white, cultureless, clean, closed on Sundays, otherwise lots of Hispanics. Boring and generic city, very friendly people.

    The drive on 84 to Portland: 12 hours of farmland, desert, nothingness. Brutally hot and boring. Rest areas, truck stops, motels. Nothing to see until you reach the Columbia river gorge. Mt Emily recreation area and Pendleton bike park are not worth stopping for.

    Columbia river gorge: beautiful river into Portland, lots of activities in the river like windsurfing.

    Mt Hood: skiing until August, not much but one shitty peak. Biking trails are not very good. Timberline lodge is where they filmed the Shining.

    Portland: overall a good impression, it was - and parts still are - beautiful and old monied, but has been severely neglected of late. No public works or landscaping at all, weeds growing through the sidewalk, graffiti and boarded up stores, areas that are totally empty except for the homeless. Imagine owning a legit business here. Encampments with their own stores selling to other homeless, devoid of government regulation. The cool factor was there, now it's just run down. Not as bad as Kensington in Philly though.

    Oregon coast: a highlight; Tillamook state forest has excellent bike trails (fear and loaming) through a quintessential PNW forest. Sleeping by the beach on the Pacific is a different world compared to the high desert of SLC. 30 degrees difference between day and night. Incredibly lush, green forests with tall, straight trees, dense undergrowth of ferns and moss rise next to the jagged rocks and sand beach of the Pacific. Clamming is a thing during low tide, bring boots and equipment.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Good writeup anon. As a Portland anon myself I think for all the shit we get its still one of the nicest cities in America in terms of actual urban core and things to do. But our suburbs can't hold a candle to anything East of the Rockies

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