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

An Easy-Does-It Wine & Wildflower Day in the Columbia Gorge

Mid-May is a fabulous time to visit the Columbia River Gorge. On a recent day trip out of Vancouver, a perfect weather day was in store for me as I headed up towards Hood River.  The day was planned with a variety of stops along the way. There is so… Read More

Caffeinated I-5

Caffeinated I-5

Let’s take a road trip and swing by some favorite coffee shops along the way.  The PNW is chock full of fantastic coffee shops – after all, we do take our coffee very seriously.  We’ll start in the North and head South along I-5, stopping by for some caffeine, sample… Read More

New Business Listings This Week

Find these new businesses we’ve added this week – a “new” 50s vibe, coffee with a view, tasty Oregon in Mac, historic Portland vibe, and 3 generations in a book store: Natalia’s Cafe Storyville Coffee The Bitter Monk Taphouse Vista Spring Cafe The Book Bin

Find These Hidden Treasures on Vancouver’s Waterfront

Look down, look up, look all around.  There is cool design everywhere when walking along Vancouver’s new waterfront.  This new urban interface along the banks of the Columbia River may look ultra modern from a distance, but pays homage to the historical past and its industrial heritage in the creative… Read More

New Business Listings Added This Week

What are some of the new business listings we’ve added recently?  Discover your new favorite… Carruther’s Restaurant in Astoria Basil & Board in Salem An upscale yet casual and comfortable restaurant, wood-fired pizzaria with great small plates and rooftop dining. What’s not to love? Located in the heart of downtown… Read More

The John McLoughlin House

The Father of Oregon A visit to the John McLoughlin House in Oregon City Hear the story of one of Oregon’s most fascinating men – Dr. John McLoughlin – on a visit to the very house he lived in. Now set up on the edge of the hill overlooking the… Read More