Northwest Moments

We’ve all booked a vacation or jumped in the car for a roadtrip based on a single iconic photo. Here’s our collection of the best Northwest moments captured in photos.

Photo of the Week

A cold and etherial January on the Oregon Coast. Photo taken by Doug Donaldson    

Photo of the day: Thomas Creek

Taken in December 2022,  Thomas Creek sparkled in a fresh coat of snow. A tributary of the Santiam River, Thomas Creek travels about 35 miles from the slopes of Mt. Jefferson towards Stayton, Scio, and Jordan.  Photo credit: Bonnie Moreland.  

Discover: Fort Clatsop

Explore Fort Clatsop – the winter home of Lewis & Clark near modern day Astoria, Oregon and let your inner child discover something beyond the blanket “forts” built in the living room. See how life was for the explorers during an unusually damp and chilly winter.    

Discover Camas

Camas, Washington. A lovely little walkable downtown filled with fun shops and restaurants.  This city has long been dominated by a local mill, but its location nestled between the Columbia River and the entrance to the Gorge make it a great place to stop for a visit. Just minutes from… Read More

Holiday Lights at the Grotto

During the long, dark days in December, towns and cities light up with glorious colors of the holiday season. There are several choices on where to see lights displays to brighten your holiday spirit! In Portland, visit the Grotto for a brisk walk through the beautiful light display as you… Read More

Ellensburg, Washington

Photo of the week: A peaceful, serene pond in Autumn near Ellensburg taken by Jim Choate. Can you hear the quiet?