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.

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

Salem Riverfront Park: Just Right.

Sometimes, a city just gets it right. Salem has always been blessed with a beautiful location right on the Willamette River and on the edge of the Willamette Valley wine region.  The city has taken advantage of this ideal location by improving the Riverfront Park and utilizing it and its… Read More

Astoria, Oregon: A visit to downtown’s waterfront

A visit to downtown Astoria, Oregon where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. A scenic maritime town full of history and wildlife.

10 Best Geologic Wonders

Most people have heard of Oregon’s famous Crater Lake, a crystal blue lake formed inside the caldera of an ancient volcano. Oregon is also famous for  the Columbia River Gorge with its many towering waterfalls.  Or perhaps the beautiful rock formations dotting just off the water’s edge on the coastline… Read More

Best Northwest Wildlfower Walks

Where to Find Wildflowers in the Pacific Northwest   There is no shortage of natural beauty around the Pacific Northwest, but if you time it right, you might just be in for a real treat when wildflowers are in bloom. Usually between April to August, you can find fields of… Read More