hope it's OK to cross post this both on the California and Pacific Northwest boards, since I'm not getting any responses over on CA:
I'll be driving with friends from Sacramento to George, Washington for the Sasquatch music festival later this month, and am looking for some neat places to stop & eat. 55% of the trip is in California, 40% in Oregon and 5% in Washington.
We start on I-5 N from Sacramento, turning onto I97, from which we'll slowly make our way up through the northernmost reaches of California, through Oregon (I've heard there are a lot of nice waterfalls and hot springs along the road up through Bend) and then to George, Washington, just over the border.
Any ideas, intrepid eaters of the Pacific Northwest? El-cheapo roadside diners to interesting "only-in-x" places of any price point are all appreciated.