(Still trying to figure out the new Chow layout, so thanks for your patience with the re-post. Below is update with more specific stops along the way.)
I'm very exited to be leaving NY for SF at the end of September and taking a leisurely 11-day drive north. I'll search the Seattle and Portland boards specifically (though if you have any places, throw them out there!), but would love to get all of your recommendations for the in betweens like: great local breakfast and lunch options on the road, budget-friendly is good, but will splurge for the real gems! And any favorite dinner spots to relax at the end of the long-driving days, both low-key and local as well as nicer must-eats. All kinds of cuisines welcome, especially pac NW fare.
Looking like this so far:
SFO > Mendocino, CA
Mendocino, CA > Redwood Nat’l Park > Port Orford, OR
Port Orford > Crater Lake Nat’l Park > Grants Pass or Medford
Grants Pass or Medford > Eugene > Corvallis > Portland
Portland > Columbia River Gorge > Portland
Portland > Astoria
Astoria > Port Angeles, WA (maybe we do Portland to Port Angeles in one day)
Port Angeles > Olympic Nat’l Park > Port Angeles (or Seattle even)
Port Angeles > Seattle (route includes a ferry!)
Thanks so much in advance!!