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  1. raider1968

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    #1 raider1968, Aug 2, 2017
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    Hey guys - I will be in the Portland area in the middle of August - my daughter has moved out there and I don't think she is going to come back east - we are very close and she is a really good tracker so I guess I'll have to come to her - we r really close - will not have a car with me this trip but am checking the area car wise because I would like to ship one out there in the future
    Very excited by the tracks in the area because none available in my location - If anything going on from 8/14 to 8/20 please let me know - I am also a long term member of FCA
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    Well its been very dry (44+ days without rain in Seattle) and now getting very hot (approaching 100 this week).

    Not much going on with FCA that week.
    https://www.nwrfca.org/calendar

    There is the big C&C every weekend in Portland. Mopar is highlighted on the 19th.
    Portland Cars & Coffee | Calendar


    The Ridge is hopping that week. They also have a nice little go-kart track (scaled version of the big track). Camp Goodtimes is a charity event for kids with cancer, getting to ride shotgun with any HPDE driver.
    http://www.ridgemotorsportspark.com/events/category/ridge-road-course/

    Enjoy your visit.
     
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    Thanks so much for the info - really looking forward to a new area - time to start a new chapter in the book of life
     
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    PDX is about 103 degrees today, might be hotter tomorrow ;)
    Rare this time of year.
    Is she in Portland proper or one of the suburbs ?
    Not much going on at PIR, Portland International Raceway, but you can check their calendar.
    Local dealer in Wilsonville, Ron Tonkin usually has a track type day in Sept (?)
    Might be a fun all day event with the daughter at some point.
    Also the coast is 90 minutes away west, and Mt Hood and the high desert are 2-4 hours away east of PDX.
     
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    Some of the views up on Mt Hood will look like the view from your porch/deck ;)
     
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    Thanks for all the info on the area - I won't have a car this trip so no problem on track
    My daughter lives 1//2 hr south of the PDX Airport - this is mostly a scouting trip checking the area for maybe part time living - my wife misses our grandson badly and I would like a change of area part time.
    Thanks again
     
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    Mt Hood is a lot more dramatic then my views
     
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    Oh and don't forget fly fishing, my youngest son just moved to Bend.
    The last year or so he has been fly fishing in lakes and rivers between PDX and Bend.
     
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    My daughter, wife and I are avid fly fishers - fished the flats in the Keys for years and the streams in NC - could u ask your son what the best weight fly rods to bring - I got them all
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    Just sent him a text, he is in the middle of moving from PDX to Bend so might take him a bit.
     
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    Hopefully you understand his lingo :)
    I have not fished in years.

    Trout and steelhead are probable near Portland. A 3/4 weight rod would be good for the Mt Hood lake trout, they are stocked with 12-16 inches.
    For rivers head to the Deshutes area. A 3/4 weight works there also. Native trout in this area.
    Not certain if there will be a strong steelhead run in the Descutes in August.
    They do run up it, and you would want a 7 or 8 weight rod for steelhead.

    Also you can Google Oregon fishing newsletter.
    They have a Oregon.gov and a Ore Dept of fish and wildlife site listed.
     
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    Thanks so much - understood it all
     
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    I assume you're talking about Lake Oswego or West Linn or that area. A few places you might want to check out:

    1) The World of Speed museum in Wilsonville. Great museum, and they host a fantastic cars & coffee on Saturday mornings. Get there early.

    2) The Evergreen Aviation Museum, in McMinnville, if you like that sort of thing. They have the Spruce Goose and a bunch of other stuff. Also a water slide.

    3) Dundee/McMinnville is the center of Oregon wine country. Lots of wineries, tastings, etc. If you go down there, the Allison Inn is incredible (owned by a guy with quite a car collection, as well-- but his collection isn't open to the public except on special occasions).

    Those are a few ideas, anyway.
     
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    Thanks so much for all your help
     
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    There is a Ferrari track day (Ferrari of Seattle) on August 14th.. It's at The Ridge Motorsports
     
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    Thanks for the info - unfortunately we r flying out on the 14thy - can't wait to see a new area
     
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    Been in your great state for 4 days and love it!
     
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    What sites have you taken in ?
     
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    My daughter lives on a lake and for the first week mostly having out with family - had a great dinner in Portland (seafood) - daughter had to work a lot but off this week so we will be traveling around - enjoyed the eclipes this am - here & gone fasr
     

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