I've always liked the hwy 20 Santiam Pass to Bend. Takes you through some of the prettier parts of the cascade range.
I can recommend some good food in the Hood River area :)
[U]In Hood river[/U]
Breakfast/Lunch, home cookin':
Egg River Cafe
Full Sail Brewery (best beer food ever)
Mesquitery (awesome steak, pasta)
Double Mountain Brewery
[U]In Bingen/White Salmon (across the river)[/U]
Killer Burger (one of their burgers requires a waiver, it's so spicy)
Solstace Cafe (won a taste test for best pizza in WA)
Henny's (a bit fancier)
Los Reyes (Mexican food, tasty)
Great, now you have made me hungry. I wonder whats in the fridge?
Great tips on the cafes along the way. i always stop at mom and pop shops over the big chains.
Sadly, the trip had to be canceled. Ended up riding in car to Santa Rosa, CA and back.
Did go to Bodega Bay and crossed the Golden Gate Bridge twice. Some consolation.:dunno:snore