Travel guide to Northwest



Travel preparation


Best time to visit

The region can be visited all year. But it is quite a cold area with much fog and only about 50 days of sunshine a year. The summer is usually a good time to go there, though.


Frommers Oregon

Local conditions


Time zone

When the time is 12.00 in the U.K., it is 04.00 in the area.

Culture and entertainment

In Oregon there are quite a few jazz festivals throughout the year. In Washington they have the Viking Fest, the Ski-to-Sea Race/Parade and the Laser Light Festival in May, the Skamania Brew Fest in June, and the ChewelahChataqua and the Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival in July.

Accommodation / Hotel

There are good accommodation possibilities in the area. All towns have hotels, motels, guesthouses and hostels, and there are quite a few camping sites in the area as well. These are often situated close to the nature reserves. Book your hotel in Northwest here

Local transport



There are many taxis in the cities. They can easily be caught in the street and they all use a taximeter.

Other transport

Busses and trains connect almost all towns in the region. It is also possible to fly between the major cities.
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