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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.

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

Ghost Signs – Historic Backdrops Around the Northwest

Vintage advertisements fading gracefully on old brick buildings make for a great photo backdrop. Also known as “ghost signs,” they are ghostly remnants of early billboards painted directly onto old buildings. A relic of the past, they are fading quickly. While the signs may no longer entice you to come… Read More

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