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Old 09-19-2021, 09:27 AM
Frankster13 Frankster13 is offline
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Location: Sausalito CA in Northern CA near wine country
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Default Fun Oregon Destinations

Looking to fly up from SF Bay Area in my RV-14A to the Portland area with my girlfriend. We are looking for fine food, wine tasting and fun things to do. I am also interested on the eastern/inland area as well as destinations along the Columbia. What are the best places to fly into? Fly Fishing, Wine, Fine food are my favorites.
Frank Ketcham
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Old 09-19-2021, 11:52 AM
BobTurner BobTurner is offline
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Location: Livermore, CA
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You left off the obvious - a factory tour of Vans! Except, they may still be closed to the general public due to Covid. Keep it on your list, for when things get back to normal.
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Old 09-19-2021, 02:22 PM
dreed dreed is offline
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Location: Camas, WA
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How many days do you have?

Central, OR- Bend/Sunriver. Sunriver (S21) is a fantastic area, book a room at the lodge or rent a house. Fishing, rafting, all kinds of stuff. Bend is 10ish miles north (KBDN)- a little east of town but quick uber ride and Bend is awesome. Lots of great things to do, beer, cool vibe in Bend.

Fly north 20-30 min to either the Dalles (KDLS) or Hood River (4S2) and wine tasting/wind surfing, you name it + beautiful views, hikes, Windsurfing, etc.

Fly West from there (Vans at Aurora of course) or land at McMinnville (KMMV) and there are many other vineyards and B&B's not far away at al.

Head west some more and enjoy the Oregon coast- lots of great options on the coast to have a great time.
Dan Reed
Camas, WA
RV-7A - N167DR

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Old 09-19-2021, 02:31 PM
BobTurner BobTurner is offline
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If you want to head into eastern OR John Day (Grant Co. airport) is a very small town but picturesque. Reserve an airport crew car (town is walkable but very uphill on the return trip). Decent but affordable restaurants, brew pubs, etc. The John Day river does have fishing but I do not know the current status-much of eastern OR is in severe drought.

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Old 09-19-2021, 07:50 PM
Mike Macon Mike Macon is offline
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Location: Sisters, OR
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Default WAAAM

WAAAM air museum in Hood River. Itís the best.
Mike Macon
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Old 09-19-2021, 09:16 PM
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Roy Thoma Roy Thoma is offline
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Location: Hillsboro, OR -> 04TN
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Default Side Door Cafe at S45

The Side Door Cafe at Gleneden Beach is a short walk from Siletz Bay airport. S45.

GREAT food, good service. Reservations recommended.

We always enjoy breakfast or lunch at Starduster Cafe on the Independence airport. 7S5.


N174RT (RV-7A) first flight 5/31/11, 2000hrs as of 6/5/22:
Tip-up, Lycon IO-360 EXP, WW 74HRT, AFS 5600T, AF-Pilot, IFD440, SL-30, echoUAT, D100 for backup, CQ1 headsets, CMW E-Lift

Our other riveted aluminum monocoque RV is a 2012 25' Eddie Bauer Airstream

Past aluminum monocoque vehicles:
N601RT (CH601HDS) First flight 5/03, 1550hrs after flying 8 years: 912ULS, GNS430W, SL-30, D10A Sold
1995 Midnight Pearl NSX w/BBSC Sold

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Old 09-20-2021, 06:54 AM
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Finger Lakes RVer Finger Lakes RVer is offline
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Location: Ogden UT
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Fine food and wine...Bend, OR is your place. Wonderful downtown area with a great vibe!
John "JB" Balbierer
Ogden, UT
1998 RV-6, N30JB
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