FLHCTV - Street Glide
FLHCTV - Street Glide
Oregon - WHAT A RIDE!
My husband, Stan, and I have had the great adventure of touring the Oregon country on our Harleys. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! WHAT AN ADVENTURE! WHAT A RIDE! We want to share our experiences with you, our fellow riders.
Oregon is all about diverse climates, cultures, and recreational activities. Seven distinctive regions comprise this beautiful state, and each mile - no matter where you do your run - leaves the Harley rider exclaiming, "WHAT A RIDE!"
Seven distinctive regions comprise this beautiful state:
Portland The Portland metropolitan area boasts cultural attractions, the water front (on the Columbia & Willamette rivers), parks and gardens, fabulous restaurants, great shopping, microbreweries, and more. Portland has a great night life too. Take a few days to tool around.
Oregon coast All 363 miles of dramatic and magnificent scenery - from sheer ruggedness to sand dunes (in Florence). The coast claims the world's shortest river - the "D" River in Lincoln City and also the smallest harbor located in the awesome little fishing town of Depo Bay. Visit the historic town of Astoria where The Goonies was filmed, see the headwaters of the mighty Columbia and see where Lewis & Clark wintered in their expedition. The weather is unpredictable and riding on your HD may be damp at times, but we don't care. The ride is phenominal with beach towns and fishing villages ready to take you in and warm you up!
The Willamette Valley The Willamette Valley, where Stan & I call home, is a fertile valley where wineries, hop fields, historic towns, mile after mile of caboodles of different kinds of berries grow, covered bridges and mile upon mile of awesome backroads rolling through the fabulous countryside. Farm stands dot the landscape - you can literally eat and drink your way around for days!
Mt. Hood/The Gorge Ski, snowboard and cruise around the lovely Mt. Hood located in the Cascades. Just north into WA - is Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier. Stop in at Timberline Lodge where yes - The Shining with Jack Nicholson was partially filmed at this historic lodge. Drop down into the Columbia Gorge - the second largest river in N.A. - take I84 east and do a little windsurfing in Hood River or keep on a riding - take the last bridge across the river at Hermiston and return back on SR14 on the WA side all the way back to Portland. (One of my favorite runs!) Now - there are some great wineries along the route - one in particular on the Washington side - Maryhill Winery which has a knockout view way above the Columbia and along with the wine tasting they have an amphitheater where summer concerts draw huge names! You can eat & drink your way up & down this river! On both sides of the river are wonderful towns and vistas, Multnomah Falls, several dams and you will be traveling in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark! The Washington side is totally different than the Oregon side. I84 runs at river level - with Washington - you are up sometimes a thousand feet overlooking the spanse - which makes this such a HOT, HOT run!
Southern Oregon - Crater Lake Just getting there on your run is worth every mile. The deepest, clearest fresh water lake in the world. When you finally arrive - the view will knock your boots and chaps right off! It's breathtaking. From Ashland, you are a hop-skip and a jump to the redwoods and even Reno, NV. Ashland is known for their theatre and arts. But I tell you - the run to Crater will have you screaming for more! Central Oregon So - you want to play a little - stretch your legs - butt need a rest? Go to central Oregon. It's a high-desert playground for what floats your boat - skiing, fishing, hiking, BIKING (!), rafting down the Deschutes, and of course, golf. Miles of open road. Eastern Oregon A place where your jaw will drop at every turn and that camera clicking. Hell's Canyon, the Painted Hills, the Pendleton Roundup and you might even experience a bike rally going on.
We love this country and we hope that you will come to love it and when leaving (hope you will be back real soon) this grandeur that God has blessed us with - riding on the Harley with your arms raised in a STOKED position yelling, "WHAT A RIDE!"
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