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Fort Vancouver, Washington

Fort Vancouver, Washington

The immense stockade wall that forms the perimeter of Fort Vancouver is much larger than it looks as you drive by on nearby Highway 14.  Take the time to stop and wander around the exterior grounds. There is much to see for free on the Fort site including the old kitchen garden, old wood “cottages” […]

Rowena Crest Viewpoint on the Columbia River

Rowena Crest Viewpoint on the Columbia River

The stunning landscape of the Columbia River Gorge taken from Rowena Crest near Mosier, Oregon Photo of the week: Rowena Point Photo credit: Flickr/SMCD22

Skagit Valley Flowers

Skagit Valley Flowers

In the northwest corner of Washington state is a glorious sight …  fields of daffodils in the early spring followed by fields of colorful tulips. The Skagit Valley is a popular destination by locals and tourists alike. When spring arrives, everyone is excited to see nature awaken and Mother Nature bringing beauty to winter-weary souls.  […]

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack rock in Cannon Beach is photographed often for good reason. It is an iconic Oregon image that can look completely different depending upon the time of day, light conditions, and number of people visiting at the time. In summer it can be the site of a kite festival, full of colors, sandcastles, and smiling […]

The Portland Japanese Garden

The Portland Japanese Garden

Spring is a colorful time to visit the Portland Japanese Garden. Set on the slopes of the west hills overlooking downtown Portland, the garden is near many other sights you won’t want to miss on a visit. The International Rose Test Gardens are just across the parking lot, the Oregon Zoo is just down the […]

The Columbia River at Sunrise

Photographer Jeff Hollett gets up early and takes the most amazing photos of the sunrise. Taken from the Vancouver, Washington side of the Columbia River looking east towards Mt. Hood, the view is just spectacular!