What We're Packing For A Mother-Daughter Road Trip In The Pacific Northwest

In the summer months, there aren't too many clear opportunities for some quality mother-daughter time, so I thought I'd treat my own mom and myself to a road trip vacay through the Pacific Northwest.
The mama and I are going to be eating, shopping, and sightseeing our way from Portland to Seattle to Vancouver after cashing in the 250,000 American Express Membership Rewards points we've received through AmEx to spend on plane tickets, hotels, and a car (Mama Wang would like you all to know that if I were a tad more frugal, we could have also gotten vouchers to see shows, get our nails done, and eat at the top of the Space Needle. Whoops).
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While our suitcases might be filled to the brim (click through to see a little packing roundup), there are a few holes in our itineraries, still — so we need you! Where are your favorite hang-out spots in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver? Leave them in the comments below and we'll be sure to check them out!
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A versatile, summer dress that could go from shopping to a (light) hike to drinks at the hotel bar is imperative. This Proenza Schouler option is the perfect go-with-everything piece to take along.

Proenza Schouler Dress With Folded Pleats, $895, available at La Garconne.
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It may be weird, but the only time I take baths is when I'm on vacation. I'm bringing along this indulgent bath oil from Caudalie as a little treat.

Caudalie Divine Oil, $48, available at Sephora.
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Considering all the hikes and walks we plan on taking, a good walking shoe is completely necessary. Plus, this gives me an opportunity to flex my styling muscles... running shoes style challenge part II, anyone?

New Balance New Sky Walking Shoe, $69.99, available at New Balance.
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I'm planning on protecting myself from road glare with a chic pair of sunnies. These tortoiseshell D&G frames are so good.

D&G Glasses, $149.95, available at Sunglass Hut.
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Even though each stretch of highway will only involve a few hours of driving, this iPod FM transmitter will make it all the more pleasant.

Belkin TuneBase FM Transmitter, $51.01, available at Amazon.
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I'm planning on stuffing a few (dozen) Voodoo donuts in this guy before heading back to NY.

Baggu Backpack, $37, available at Need Supply.