Lizzy and I spent two days exploring different sections of Oregon. The first night we camped at Columbia River Gorge and explored the surrounding area. We did a moderate hike up to a peak with a great view of the river and dams. It was windy at the top! We also hiked to some waterfalls in the surrounding valley.
Overall, the Columbia River Gorge area is a spot you should definitely check out – you could spend a few days visiting the different sites. Eagle creek campground gets five stars in my book.
We spent the next day in Portland, visiting the rose garden, Japanese garden, and walking around the city.
Some excellent beer in the evening (Stormbreaker Brewing has a great selection) and sushi for dinner rounded things out. Plus, our friend Mariya drove down from Vancouver and hung out with us!