At the confluence of the Wenatchee River and Columbia River in central Washington, the contrast between the lush riverside and the bare hills surrounding the town are stark. Looking much like a shar-pei dog with its wrinkly skin, the geologic history of the mountain ranges often are on full display…. Read More
The vineyards around the Willamette Valley, the Rogue River valley, and up and down the Columbia River Gorge, and up around the Lake Chelan area all are favorites for wine tasting all summer long. Relaxing on a patio, glass of wine in hand, with views overlooking the vineyard is a… Read More
Autumn in the Northwest. Snow capped mountains. Golden trees. Cool sunny days. Room to roam.
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
One of the more iconic Oregon coast images and for good reason. Located on the mid-Oregon coastline between Yachats (pronounced YAW-hots) and Florence, the Heceta (pronounced HUH-see-tuh) Head Viewpoint offers a spectacular view of the lighthouse which dates to about 1894. Guided tours are available. Bonus stay opportunity: the lighthouse… Read More
Now that’s a view! What a spot for enjoying a wine tasting with friends. Sitting atop Pete’s Mountain in West Linn, Oregon, you can enjoy this view overlooking Mt. Hood and often to the sounds of some nice live music playing in the background. This small craft winery specializes in… Read More