I'm very exited to be leaving NY for SF at the end of September and taking a leisurely journey for 10 days north, with stops at Redwoods, Crater Lake, Portland, Seattle, and whatever else interests us along the way. Would love to get all of your recommendations for things like: great local breakfast and lunch options, both in the cities and along the way. Cheap is good! And great dinner spots to relax at the end of the day, both low-key and local as well as nicer must-eats. All kinds of cuisines welcome, especially local fare. Budget conscious in general, but willing to splurge a bit one or two nights on the trip.
Would also be open to hearing about good places to stay along the way in between destinations.
Thanks so much in advance!!