travelportland.com and traveloregon.com
United Airlines flies daily from Auckland to San Francisco, with onestop connections to Portland and more than 50 other US destinations. If you’re travelling at the front of the plane, look out for United’s newly launched Polaris business-class service, which has been designed to enhance sleep and relaxation. See united.com
McMenamin’s Hotel, McMinnville, US$121 per night (NZ$169); Hallmark Resort, Newport, US$177; Weasku Inn, Grants Pass, US$234; DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Bend, US$133; Benson Hotel, Portland, US$150.