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Old 10-13-2016, 02:29 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by wando1997 View Post
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Question now is has anyone stayed anywhere near Portland, OR before? We are meeting family there for a few days and want to stay on for a couple of days to do some needed repairs and restocking. Any help here would be great!
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This older thread may have some other helpful suggestions for places to stay for a few days . . .

Not sure how far out of town you want to be with your specific needs?

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Old 10-13-2016, 02:30 AM   #16
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Re: Things to do while at Olde Stone Village RV Park, McMinnville, OR

If you make it to Olde Stone Village RV Park in McMinnville, the Glockenspiel in Mount Angel makes a nice day trip.

You may not have to wait for a scheduled time to see the Glockenspiel in action. When we were there, we wondered if there was a tour since we missed the scheduled time to see it run; and they asked everyone in the restaurant if they wanted to see the clock. Then, everyone went out on the street; and they started the clockworks even though it wasn't on the scheduled time. By the way, we also had some great German food and bier while we were there!

We spent two days going through the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. This museum is one of the best on the west coast and rivals the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

Tip: If you enjoy science museums, a membership to an ASTC member museum can get you free admission at over 600 museums, worldwide:

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Old 10-13-2016, 05:48 AM   #17
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The ASTC reciprocal benefit is great. My home town science museum in Mobile, Alabama - - offers annual $65 mini-family memberships. This is two adults or one adult and two children. Full family memberships for up to 6 are $100 for the first two years and then $80. I've used the reciprocity at numerous museums each year and annually save more than I pay for my membership.
I have not seen a lower annual membership so you might check out a distance membership in the Exploreum if you don't have a local museum you can enjoy as part of your membership.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:15 AM   #18
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Go on RVParkReviews to get suggestions for places to stay in the Portland area.There are awesome state parks in Oregon, so Google Oregon state parks.
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:00 PM   #19
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We stayed at Roamer's Rest for a week last year and it worked well - clean, good facilities, friendly staff. We were visiting family so we wanted a place close to Portland. It is located near a lot of stores, so restocking is convenient. If you are looking for scenery, some of the other recommendations might be better. We would definitely stay at Roamer's Rest again.
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:33 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by glcmranger View Post
yes. Go to Search on Champoeg State Park. It's a little Southwest of Portland and located in Wine country.

Just visited this park yesterday and it is beautiful! Biking, hiking, disc golf, nice level and paved campsites. Visited two wineries on our way home to Roamer's Rest where we are staying for a month while visiting our daughter and SIL who live in Portland. Roamer's Rest is well kept with nice and clean bathrooms, showers, and laundry, but pretty close quarters on most sites. Full hookups are nice when staying a month, but no campfire rings.
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Old 10-13-2016, 01:13 PM   #21
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We stayed at Reeder beach Rv park on Sauvie island. Its about 20 min from downtown Portland. It's right on the Columbia river very peaceful and quiet. Not the most hi tech or customer friendly park but we found it very nice and would stay there again
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Old 10-13-2016, 01:52 PM   #22
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Recommend that whichever you pick, stay well east until our impending weather event runs its course. The worst will be over by mid next week (forecasting 50mph winds, 5'' precip this weekend). Crow Butte SP, Maryhill SP are nice parks w/hookups and far enough east.
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:14 PM   #23
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For state parks just as close to Portland as Champoeg but more in the hills.
Stub Stewart near Vernonia in the coast range.
Milo McIver outside Estacada on the Clackamas river. Beautiful.
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:14 PM   #24
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We travel to PDX quite often. Best place for us has been Fairview RV Park just East of PDX about 15 minutes along the Columbia River. A very large park but accommodations are good and driving back and forth to the city is manageable.
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:52 PM   #25
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We stayed at Pheasant Ridge RV Resort in July this year and recommend it if you are looking for a full service RV campground. It's about a 15 min drive to downtown Portland from there.
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:56 PM   #26
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champoeg is a nice park but it is a bit south of portland. there is a camping world in wilsonville, a few miles south of champoeg. we have been pleased with the service at this CW.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:38 PM   #27
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We live here in Portland and the list of fantastic locations is almost endless! I can second the Fairview park but I'd recommend anywhere in the Columbia River Gourge, like Cascade Locks Marine RV Park for example. If you want to be on the coast go for Seaside, Lincon City or Newport. You'll be glad you did.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:40 AM   #28
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Does Camping World have free RV spots? If you are going for repairs, that might be a free place to hangout briefly. There are 2 or 3 CW in Portland.

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