Denny, what does a decent hotel run in the area? How long does it take to drive from Portland to Yakima? I was thinking about piggybacking a trip to Oregon with Hops and Beer School. I could hit Bend, Eugene, and Portland before driving up to Yakima.Hopunion has 3 they recommend that they pick up and drop off at. Susan booked one recommended on the site.
We fly into PDX, stay one night, drive up the Gorge, probably have lunch in Hood River, go to Yakima., Google says 3 hours drive time. Hop School. After that a ~4 hour drive to Bend to see friends. A night in PDX then home.
That last night might be in Hood River, haven't decided.