In August of last year, my friend Sid and I took a bicycle tour from Hillsboro (outside of Portland) to Astoria. It was my first such tour, while Sid had toured a few times before.
We took a leisurely five days to complete the route, one of which we spent entirely at Fort Stevens Park near Astoria. We probably could have spent another full day and not seen everything there is to see there.
Every year at this time I get that urge for Spring to arrive, looking forward to long days, barbecues, and once again this year, a bike tour. Let me know of any favorite routes you may have.