Blog

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.

Circling Mount Hood

One of the most scenic day trips you can make – drive the loop that take you up one side of Mount Hood and down the other. Beautiful viewpoints, quirky stops, wineries, and scenic lakes and rivers.

Fragrances and Views – Senses Overload!

A trip to Hood River Lavender Farm A day of perfect weather – sunny, not too warm, and not too windy.  A good day to open up the sunroof and turn on the tunes. A drive up the Gorge from Portland or Vancouver is always a pleasure, but even more… Read More

Where to Find Lavender Fields

The Pacific Northwest offers many options for photographing, u-pick, or otherwise enjoying summer’s favorite flower – lavender.  Head to one of these locations towards the last weeks of June and into early July to find a field of purple flowers buzzing  in the summer sun, the warmth sending the fragrance… Read More

Carpenter Creek Winery

Carpenter Creek Farm & Winery Situated at the foothills of the coast range west of Forest Grove, Oregon, Carpenter Creek feels a world away from Portland, yet is just a little over half an hour away.  As you head out the Sunset Highway towards the coast, a scenic drive takes… Read More

Social Distancing in Style

Social Distancing in Style

Sparkling rooftop igloos are a unique way to keep your social distance in memorable style. In downtown Spokane, WA you can dine under the stars and out of the elements inside these unique igloos. Curl up in hygge style with furry blankets, candlelight, and maybe a nice Irish coffee or… Read More

Historic Aurora Colony

Historic Aurora Colony

The little town of Aurora fully embraces the past. Founded by pioneers who traveled across the continent along the Oregon Trail to create their own version of a utopian society in the new open countryside of the Oregon Territory. The town feels like a living history museum, but it is… Read More