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Offline slinjersey@msn.com

getting from airport in Portland to Astoria
« on: August 19, 2015, 03:05:41 pm »
How do you get to Astoria from the airport in Portland?

Offline adventurepdx

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Re: getting from airport in Portland to Astoria
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 03:15:03 pm »
As for getting to the Oregon Coast from Portland, here's a pertinent link to an old forum post that contains other pertinent links to other older forum posts:
http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?topic=9240.msg46341#msg46341


If you are biking to Astoria, I do recommend taking the 202/47/Banks-Vernonia trail from Portland to the coast. It is very rural and very quiet in terms of traffic and people. It drops you off in Astoria, the northernmost point on US 101 on the Oregon Coast.
Links to maps:
http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?&a=316549&c=36638

There aren't many services, but there's just enough. Grocery stores can be found at Banks (fairly sizeable) and Vernonia (less so.) Only a couple of country markets with short hours in between after that.

The route from Astoria to Hillsboro (Portland westside suburb) is 100 miles. You can break it into two days by camping at Big Eddy County Park which is about 60 miles in. Few, if any, lodging options are found on this route so if you are doing a credit card tour you should be prepared to do the 100 miles in a straight shot. Possible, but there are two small passes to contend with on the route.

If you want to take a bus, The NW Point bus goes to Seaside/Astora, and runs twice daily.
http://www.northwest-point.com/

Offline slinjersey@msn.com

Re: getting from airport in Portland to Astoria
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2015, 08:44:09 pm »
Thanks for all the great info.  I'm flying into Portland taking the bus to Astoria, then riding back back to Portland as I start the Lewis and Clark route going east.  Just didn't want to ride the distance from Portland and don't see another airport to fly into.

Offline 2bikegirl

Re: getting from airport in Portland to Astoria
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2015, 04:54:48 pm »
I thought that this was a particularly good article about the different routes to the coast, with elevation profiles and maps: 
http://www.portlandhostel.org/2010/03/01/to-and-from-the-oregon-coast-by-bicycle/

Offline slinjersey@msn.com

Re: getting from airport in Portland to Astoria
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2015, 03:34:55 pm »
very helpful thanks.  Think I'm just going to head east from Portland.