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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.

City of Murals

City of Murals

Estacada, Oregon In this surprising little town east of Oregon City (Pronounced ess tuh KAY duh) I stumbled upon fantastic wall murals of all kinds. Scenes of the past, scenes of the future, scenes depicting a deep love of nature, as well as scenes of daily life. The downtown area… Read More

Historic Cemeteries in Oregon

Historic Cemeteries in Oregon

October is historic cemeteries month. The combination of Halloween, foggy mornings, and falling leaves all create a mood perfect to visit one of the Northwest’s historic cemeteries. Full of atmosphere, take an early morning walk on a gray foggy day or perhaps you’d enjoy a crisp, sunny afternoon with leaves… Read More

Can’t Travel? Feel Like You’re in Europe Here in the Northwest!

For the most part, the Pacific Northwest is very confident in its Northwesterness. We have our own NW vibe – casual, grounded in nature, influenced by the water, trees, and mountains; the unique combination of maritime and frontier; and being surrounded by such variety – both in climate and terrain…. Read More

Find a Northwest Meadery

Find a Northwest Meadery

Find out why this ancient drink is making such a buzz in the modern age. The Drink of the Gods When you think of mead, you may think of Beowulf and Vikings or Knights in Shining Armor. It is a drink that has been around since at least 4,000 BC… Read More

Favorite Autumn Photos

It is getting close to the time when the trees light up with beautiful Autumnal colors. It is the time of year most of us look forward to – seeing the Pacific Northwest in a long procession of ever-changing colors of gold, orange, and red set against a backdrop of… Read More

10 Favorite Retro Diners with Attitude

A unique spirit fills these diners with more than just the smell of good home cooking. It’s about attitude… and most often includes a good sense of humor and positive outlook on life. Diners don’t take life too seriously. But they do take the experience of dining out seriously. If… Read More