1. Our whole state absolutely rocks at brewing beer.
You may have heard this about Portland already, but you gotta bear in mind that that isn’t necessarily the cream of the crop. Hood River, Bend, and Eugene are well stocked with their own celebrated breweries.
2. Most of us live off I-5.
The interstate connecting Seattle to San Diego cuts right through the hearts of our most populous areas, making it pretty easy to navigate the Cascade portion of the state. Just remember: if you see Doug Firs, you are tops two hours away from the West Coast’s major artery.