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Nonavo Pizza

Nonavo Pizza

It was time for some holiday shopping, so I headed to downtown Vancouver. I had already made several stops along the way and it was hitting just before noon. I got off SR14 and took the exit for downtown, which places you right on the edge of downtown. And voila, two open parking spaces right […]

Old School Coffee

Old School Coffee

Feeling a bit nostalgic? This is my style of school.  This subtly themed coffee shop is up-scale old school – no cursive handwriting borders framing the walls, but rather long wooden tables with old-school chairs. The school theme is appropriate as the coffee shop is located on the corner of the Portland Community College east […]

A Little History with Your Holiday

A Little History with Your Holiday

The Pacific Northwest has a surprising number of historic homes, considering our short history.  With most homes built around the 1880s – 1920s, these historic homes look especially lovely when decorated for the holidays.  Many offer special tours and holiday events to help you take a step back to a gentler, quieter time before flashing […]

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Where To Find The Best Coffee in the Northwest

The Northwest is famous for its coffee, and these spots around the region offer the best of the best for your must-experience list.

In Need of a Vacation But Short on Time? Take One of These Northwest Daycations Instead

All you need is one day off from your regular routine, and you can be enjoying one of these amazing daycations in the Northwest.

Most Spectacular National and State Parks in the Northwest

The Northwest is known for the outdoors, and nowhere does it shine more than in the best Northwest national & state parks, considered to be some of the best in the country.

Most Magnificent Waterfalls in the Northwest

If you enjoy chasing waterfalls, it would be hard to find a place better than the Northwest. Here are our ideas for the best Northwest waterfalls to hike, photograph, and admire.