Late summer is the perfect time to enjoy both sun and sand at the majestic Oregon coast. Part of the joy is the journey, not just the destination, so click through our album to find six quick stops along the way, from Portland to the coast. They’ll alleviate your kids’ backseat boredom, fend off rumbling tummies and cure them of the worst case of the wiggles.

Tillamook Cheese Factory

On your way back home, don't miss the Tillamook Cheese Factory for the free, self-guided tour with videos and an observation deck showing visitors how cheese is made, as well as how it gets packaged and ready for shipping. Enjoy free samples, then head over to the Ice Cream Counter for one of 29 flavors of ice cream, or sit down and eat breakfast or lunch in the Creamery Cafe. There's also a gift shop with toys, t-shirts and of course, cheese for sale.

4175 Hwy. 101 N
Tillamook, Or
503-815-1300 via Creative Commons


Where does your family take a break from the road trip? Tell us in the Comments section below!

– Liz Overson

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