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.

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

Fort Vancouver Kitchen Garden

In late summer, the gardens at Fort Vancouver are beginning to wind down. The pumpkins growing are looking their best, the sunflowers shine in the sun, and the last of the heritage beans are hiding under the their leaves. Visitors to the Fort Vancouver complex which includes the elegant homes… Read More

Steamboat Landing, Washougal

Tucked on the edge of the Columbia River there is a narrow strip of land between SR14 and the river. As you head to or from the Gorge area, dive off the highway as you pass through Washougal and follow the signs to Steamboat Landing. It is a small little… Read More