TUG MEMBERS: Joining TUG does not automatically register you as a user of the TUG Bulletin Board. You must register yourself.


*ads are disabled when logged in as a member*
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 25 years!

    Join tens of thousands of other owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $12,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $12Million dollars
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
    Dismiss Notice
  5. TUG is trying out a new program that will trade you a TUG membership for a Timeshare resort review if you are an expired member, or even just a guest here on the forums!

    Read more here
    Dismiss Notice
  6. Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
    Dismiss Notice
  7. Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
    Dismiss Notice
  8. TUG has now joined Priceline.com as an affiliate!

    Members and guests who book air travel, rental cars and even Cruise Vacations thru TUG's priceline links will now support TUG in the process!

    Read more here
  9. A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!
    Dismiss Notice

NEWPORT, OR

Discussion in 'US - Western States Timesharing' started by timesharer, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. timesharer

    timesharer Guest

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    176
    We will be staying at a resort at Newport in Oregon for a week at the end of July.
    Would you please suggest some nearby sightseeing activities, scenic areas, attractions
    and where to take pictures of wildlife?

    Also, which route would you suggest we drive from the Portland airport to Newport, Oregon?
    According to Goggle maps, the 2 recommended routes take about the same time.

    Thank you in advance for your help!
     
  2. JohnPaul

    JohnPaul TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    388
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Resorts Owned:
    Vacation Internationale, HGVC - NYC, Worldmark, Shell Vacations, Sedona Pines, RCI Points, Starwood (Avon, CO)
    I think anything along the coast is much more interesting that I-5 but that will probably take more time.
     
    timesharer likes this.
  3. DaveNW

    DaveNW TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Messages:
    11,671
    Likes Received:
    4,925
    Trophy Points:
    548
    Location:
    North of Seattle
    Resorts Owned:
    WorldMark
    If you're driving directly from the airport, and just need to "get there," then taking either of the routes on the map below will work. The highlighted angled route through McMinnville takes you through some more interesting farm country scenery, past some excellent Willamette Valley wineries, and then along the coast to Newport. (That's the route we take when we drive down to Newport, unless we're driving all the way down the coast from Astoria, which takes a long time due to surface streets and city stoplights.) The one thing about this route I'd change is to stay on I-205 from the airport and join the angled route near Tualatin. It skips a lot of the Portand urban traffic, and can seriously slow you down. The alternate route below takes you down the I-5 freeway, then cuts over on Hwy 20 to Newport - less interesting visually, although the Hwy 20 section is through some winding mountains - pretty scenery, but any RVs in front of you can slow you down a lot. Scenic in a different way, and it's only a little faster on paper.

    Newport is far enough from Portland that you will have some driving to do, no matter which way you choose.

    Screen Shot 2019-07-13 at 2.47.06 PM.png

    Have fun!
    Dave
     
    timesharer likes this.
  4. sue1947

    sue1947 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,123
    Likes Received:
    280
    Trophy Points:
    293
    Location:
    Seattle
    Resorts Owned:
    Worldmark and VI
    I suggest staying on I-5 to Salem and taking Highway 22 across to 18. The area SW of Portland has grown considerably and while the recommended reroute at Tualatin used to be a good dodge, it's become too crowded with too many stoplights. Leave I-5 on the north edge of Salem and follow 99 south and watch for the turn to 22; it comes up quickly and is easy to be in the wrong lane. Once past that portion, it's pretty smooth sailing to the coast.
     
    timesharer and DaveNW like this.
  5. DaveNW

    DaveNW TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Messages:
    11,671
    Likes Received:
    4,925
    Trophy Points:
    548
    Location:
    North of Seattle
    Resorts Owned:
    WorldMark
    ^^^ Good to know. Thanks, Sue. As you mention it, I do remember a lot of stoplights, last time we drove that, about five years ago. Probably more crowded than ever now.

    Dave
     
  6. geist1223

    geist1223 Guest

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    2,142
    Likes Received:
    1,507
    Trophy Points:
    174
    Location:
    Salem Oregon
    Resorts Owned:
    Worldmark 89,000
    Seaside Oregon Residence Club
    Diamond Resorts Intermnational Hawaiian Collection 50,000
    Royal Solaris San Jose del Cavo
    Duplicate.
     
  7. geist1223

    geist1223 Guest

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    2,142
    Likes Received:
    1,507
    Trophy Points:
    174
    Location:
    Salem Oregon
    Resorts Owned:
    Worldmark 89,000
    Seaside Oregon Residence Club
    Diamond Resorts Intermnational Hawaiian Collection 50,000
    Royal Solaris San Jose del Cavo
    Are you staying at Schooner Landing? You might want to call and check on your Reservation. This is most likely do to Cliff erosion.

    Here is that letter:
    Dear Schooner Landing Owners

    A new chapter in the life of Schooner Landing is upon us. As your Board, it is our role as fiduciaries to oversee all aspects of the operation of Schooner Landing. There have been many questions and concerns regarding Building #5. In fact, for public safety reasons two units in Building #5 have not been available for occupancy for several months. The Board decided to engage a structural engineer to conduct a comprehensive inspection of Building #5.

    Based upon the results of the inspection report, the recommendation of the structural engineer, and in consultation with the Association’s legal counsel, the Board has determined Building #5 needs to be closed for public safety reasons. The Staff has been directed to close Building #5 as soon as possible and no later than July 12, 2019.

    This is not a decision that was made lightly and we realize that this may seem very abrupt to our Owners. The decision is based on putting the health and safety of our Owners and guests first and foremost. The Board will be exploring all options for Building #5 and we will be providing you with additional information in the near future and at the next annual meeting.

    We anticipate you may have some questions concerning this matter. We ask that you do not question the resort staff regarding Building #5 since they do not have any information concerning Building #5. We do not want our Owners to be unintentionally misinformed about Building #5. Please direct any questions you may have concerning Building #5 to Mike Lewis at (541) 265-4293.

    Please note some of your reservations will be affected by this change. Please contact Mike Lewis, resort manager, to discuss options. Please be patient if he does not get back to you right away. We anticipate many calls regarding this decision.

    Our intent is to be responsive to your questions, however, please remember we are a volunteer Board and we all have other responsibilities and obligations.
     
    BagsArePacked and timesharer like this.
  8. timesharer

    timesharer Guest

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Thank you for your suggestion. Should I get on 99E at I-5 & Chemawa Rd NE. Do I understand your directions correctly?
    Salem.png

    Comparing this route to staying on I-5 all the way to Albany then Hwy 20 to Corvallis and continuing on to the coast, how much longer in minutes do you think the route you suggested would take? <30 minutes?

    We will be staying at another resort. Thank you for the warning about Schooner Landing.
     
  9. geist1223

    geist1223 Guest

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    2,142
    Likes Received:
    1,507
    Trophy Points:
    174
    Location:
    Salem Oregon
    Resorts Owned:
    Worldmark 89,000
    Seaside Oregon Residence Club
    Diamond Resorts Intermnational Hawaiian Collection 50,000
    Royal Solaris San Jose del Cavo
    I think the fastest route is to take I5 to south of Albany ( I believe Exit 228) Hwy 34. Then take Hwy 34 into Corvallis. Hwy 34 and Hwy 20 will combine in Corvallis. Then at the West End of Philomath they will split. Hwy 34 will go to Newport. Hwy 20 will go to Waldport. We enjoy Newport. There is the Beach, the Aquarium, etc, etc. North of Newport is Depoe Bay. A little south of Depoe Bay is Rocky Creek State View Point. This is a good place (along with Depoe Bay) to see the local whales that hang around for the summer. We enjoy The Horn Public House and Brewery in Depoe Bay. Go upstairs.There is the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. We like Local Ocean Seafood in Newport. Almost everyone goes to Mo's and you should at least once. Eat in the one on the Bayfront. There are so many small Oregon Parks and wayside along the Oregon Coast. You can spend years exploring them all.
     
    timesharer likes this.
  10. sue1947

    sue1947 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,123
    Likes Received:
    280
    Trophy Points:
    293
    Location:
    Seattle
    Resorts Owned:
    Worldmark and VI
    Which resort are you staying at? If the Embarcadero, then Geist's is the best option. Highway 20 comes in from the east and you avoid driving through Newport or Lincoln City on 101: both are pains. If the WM's at Depoe Bay or Gleneden or the Lincoln City timeshares, the option through Salem is better. It also depends on which day and time. Dave's original suggestion is the shortest mileage and Geist's the longest with a 10 mile difference. Mine is in between. The real difference is traffic. There's an area south of Portland that always seems to have a traffic jam without any visible reason.


    Sue
     
    timesharer likes this.

Share This Page