Where should I go? What should I see? What's the best route? How do I make the most of my limited vacation time? I know all these questions well. I'm not going to get down to the nitty-gritty details, but I do mention the occasional not-to-be-missed or out-of-the-way restaurant or lodge.

If you read through all these itineraries, you'll notice a bit of overlap. Indeed, there are some destinations and attractions that just should not be missed on any visit to the state. For example, a trip to Oregon should include at least one day in Portland, and, to really get a feel for the state, you have to explore both the mountains and the coast.

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