1 Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA
Venerable seafood diners, flying salmon, fresh fish and produce vendors, street entertainers, gum alley and Rachel, the brass pig.
2 San Juan Islands, WA
These bucolic islands make for a great summertime trip by ferry, with charming towns, culinary treats and the chance to see killer whales.
3 Cascade Loop, WA
Series of highways that snake back and forth across the mighty Cascade Mountains, passing pristine alpine lakes and snow-capped peaks.
4 Mount St Helens, WA
The most infamous volcano in North America remains a haunting sight more than three decades after it blew its top.
5 Portland, OR
Sample the food carts, coffeeshops, microbreweries and eclectic culture of one of America’s most bike-friendly and plain kookiest cities.
6 Columbia River Gorge, OR
U-shaped valley carved from colossal Ice Age floods, home to precipitous waterfalls and historic highways.
7 Crater Lake, OR
Cradled in what’s left of a hollowed-out volcano, this sheer-blue lake is a staggeringly beautiful sight.