Driving through the Pacific Northwest from Seattle to Portland

With countless attractions, beautiful landscapes, outdoor activities, and mouth-watering dishes from world-class restaurants, Seattle and Portland have so much to offer travelers of all ages. While you might be tempted to make the drive from Seattle to Portland as fast as possible there's plenty to see on the way. Hop in your rental car, take a leisurely two-day road trip from Seattle to Portland, and see some of the most memorable sights of the Pacific Northwest along the way. Should you want to bypass many of the stops we’ve listed, the fastest and most direct route from Seattle to Portland is on Interstate 5. Be prepared for the open road by visiting our checklist of road trip essentials.

Drive Time from Seattle to Portland: approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes
Distance from Seattle to Portland: approximately 175 miles
Best car for this road trip: SUV

 

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