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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.

Fiction Books Set in the Pacific NW

The scenic wonders of the Pacific Northwest make for a thought-provoking backdrop to several fiction novels, mysteries, and historical fiction stories perfect for a weekend read while vacationing…  Don’t forget to pack a book and enjoy a good read while cruising the Columbia, relaxing on the beach, or tucked under a… Read More

Viewing Wildlife on the Oregon Beaches in Winter

When you think of visiting the Oregon coast, you may think of flying kites, making sandcastles, playing in the surf on a skim board, throwing a frisbee, playing catch with your dog, or just kicking back and reading a good book. Yes, those are all great ways to spend a… Read More

A Visit to the Montavilla Neighborhood

A Visit to the Montavilla Neighborhood

The little neighborhood of Montavilla comes alive when they host a big jazz festival and street fair every year. Even when it isn’t festival time, the Montavilla area can be a nice way to spend an afternoon. Located just off I-205 on the east side of Portland, the area is… Read More

Huber’s in Portland

Huber’s in Portland

The oldest restaurant in Portland has become more than a tradition. What was once a bar on First and Morrison serving a turkey sandwich with every drink purchased, is now an elegant, grand lady of a bar and restaurant aging gracefully in the 21st century. Opened in 1879, the restaurant… Read More

The South Store Cafe

The South Store Cafe

Do you love a bit of history? Love a place that shows its age? Love a comfortable, mismatched vibe? The South Store Cafe may just be your home away from home. Hidden on the outskirts of west Portland where the urban growth boundary meets rural Oregon, The South Store Cafe… Read More