Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: San Diego, CA 92166
There are some really, really good roads around there. Specifically, I'd recommend taking 214 from Portland down through Silverton, past Silver Falls and down into Stayton. It's not too far and zero traffic on a weekday.
Or take hwy 20 up through Santiam pass to Bend on a summer's day.
For a longer trip, stay on 20 all the way to Ontario. High desert that eventually runs down through a river valley and follows the river for some super twisty sections. Watch for cops and deer, though.
The coast is good, but you'll always want to hit it during the off-season. 101 is super busy on a summer Saturday.
Just go exploring.
It doesn't have to be fun to be "fun".