Supernatural Pacific Northwest

  • Start: Portland, Oregon
  • End: Port Angeles, Washington
  • Last Modified: 2013-06-25 19:29:41
  • Total Mileage: 328 Miles
  • Number of stops: 23


Restless souls in Portland’s hotels, restaurants, and pubs. Phantom wolves in its infamous Shanghai Tunnels. Ghost ships and haunted lighthouses along the Pacific coast. Bigfoot encounters in the Oregon and Washington wilderness. This road trip puts you in touch with Portland’s storied past (above ground and below) and contemporary culture before taking you west amid Oregon wineries and dense woodlands. It then heads north along the along the Pacific Coast Highway/Scenic Byway, where local legends are as ubiquitous as ocean mists. You can ask about sea lore at the maritime museum in Astoria. The region’s oldest (and, some say, one of its most haunted) settlements is just shy of Washington State, where the notoriously treacherous Columbia River meets the Graveyard of the Pacific. You’ll end your journey in Olympic National Park, where known wildlife and enigmas like Bigfoot are enveloped in ancient forests. All along the way, the region’s mysteries and most authentic travel experiences unfold.

Stop #1:

Shanghai Underground Tours
Portland, Oregon

Stop #2:

Old Town Pizza
Portland, Oregon

Stop #3:

White Eagle Saloon & Hotel
Portland, Oregon

Stop #4:

Powell's City of Books
Portland, Oregon

Stop #5:

Bagdad Theater & Pub
Portland, Oregon

Stop #6:

Voodoo Doughnuts
Portland, Oregon

Stop #7:

Pittock Mansion
Portland, Oregon

Stop #8:

Heathman Hotel
Portland, Oregon

Stop #9:

David Hill Vineyards and Winery
Forest Grove, Oregon

Stop #10:

Apolloni Vineyards
Forest Grove, Oregon

Stop #11:

Cannon Beach & Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Stop #12:

Pizza a'fetta
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Stop #13:

The Waves at Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Stop #14:

Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Stop #15:

Columbia River Maritime Museum
Astoria, Oregon

Stop #16:

Clatsop County Historical Society
Astoria, Oregon

Stop #17:

Astoria Column
Astoria, Oregon

Stop #18:

Cannery Pier Hotel
Astoria, Oregon

Stop #19:

Fort George Brewery & Public House
Astoria, Oregon

Stop #20:

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority
Aberdeen, Washington

Stop #21:

Lake Quinault Lodge
Quinault, Washington

Stop #22:

Olympic National Forest
Olympia, Washington

Stop #23:

Olympic National Park
Port Angeles, Washington

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