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Our blog is updated regularly with Faces of the Northwest, interviews with creative Northwest business owners, and Northwest Moments, photos of some of our favorite places in the Northwest.

Black Ink Coffee

As part of National Small Business Week, I am going to throw a spotlight on a PNW small business every day this week. In Oregon City, just a block from the foot of the historic Oregon City Outdoor Elevator and just off I-205, is a coffee shop all its own…. Read More

Florence Rhododendron Festival

The Florence Rhododendron Festival is coming up soon – the weekend of May 18. Florence is a lovely little town on the mid-Oregon coast that celebrates the native flower, the rhododendron, with a historic parade and festival that will be celebrating its 112th year and is one of the oldest… Read More

Lodges with Northwest Style

The Pacific Northwest has its own sense of style, and the variety of options for those coming to experience Northwest lodge style will be spoiled for choice. From luxurious to rustic and everything in-between, the lodges of the Pacific Northwest will not disappoint!

Aitkens Iris Gardens

It is almost time for the siberian irises to be showing off their colors, and Aitkens Iris Gardens in Vancouver, WA should be on your radar for where to visit this Spring. Towards the end of April and through June, the iris gardens will be blooming and ready for you… Read More

Oregon is known world-wide for its amazing wines, and wine tasting is a great way to see more of Oregon as you travel.  The drive to get to the winery can be just as beautiful as the final destination. But if you are traveling with someone with limited mobility, perhaps… Read More