Post # 1
I’m just attempting to plan our honeymoon, and wondered if anyone had anything fabulous to say about either place.
We’re looking into Portland or Seattle, but are welcome to any other ideas as well. 🙂
Post # 3
Well, as a native Seattleite, who BTW, went to LSU, I love Seattle! You can spend several days here walking the waterfront, going to the Space Needle, eating awesome food etc! Then you can take the Victoria Clipper boat to Victoria BC for a few days too! PM me if you have questions!
Post # 4
I grew up on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, and I wholeheartedly recommend visiting the area if you love nature. You can see the rain forest, walk or camp on the beach, or hike in the mountains. Just beware that it does rain a lot (we got 13 FEET of rain one year) so your best bet is definitely to visit in the summer.
Another place I would recommend checking out is the San Juan Islands in Washington. Gorgeous.
I live in Portland now and if you are interested in keeping things more urban you could easily do both cities on a honeymoon. If you do come to Portland, you must see the rose gardens, the waterfront and the Columbia Gorge.
Post # 5
Thanks a lot for the help! I will PM you guys if the FH and I come to any definite decisions!
BTW, the wedding is September 5th, so we’d leave LA and arrive probably the 6th, staying until the 11th or 12th of September for a minimoon. 🙂
Post # 6
I’m a Portland transplant (originally from NC) and have to say that it really depends on what you want to do on your honeymoon, but there is plenty to do for all sorts of plans: skiing up at Timberline, boutiques and second-hand shops on Hawthorne and Belmont, take a self-guided walking tour of downtown’s fountains ( http://www.portlandonline.com/water/index.cfm?c=49358&a=225489 ), shop at Saturday Market and the Farmer’s Market, browse Powell’s City of Books, take one of multiple guided-tour options of Portland’s underground as well as pub crawls… don’t forget to stop for a VooDoo Donut (I’ve heard the Bacon Maple Bars are great, but I’m in love with their Dirty Old Bastards)!
Aaaaaaaand, Seaside and Cannon Beach are only about a two hour drive from downtown.
Don’t expect too much good Southern Food here, though. Screen Door is AMAZING and Pine State Biscuit carries Cheerwine… but there are tons of places to get salmon and other NWern fare (ymmv; I hate fish so I can’t recommend any good places).
Enjoy your honeymoon!
Post # 8
I am a local here in Portland and it is amazing there is so much to do especially if you love the outdoors…if you want something more specific let me know.