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.

Soaring Over the Columbia Gorge, Oregon

Can you imagine soaring above scenery like this? The Columbia River Gorge divides the states of Washington and Oregon, and is renowned for its opportunity for spectacular outdoor adventures. This stunning image we’ve chosen as the photo of the week was captured by Corey Rust of Envi Adventures, who takes… Read More

Wildflowers in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon

This long, cold winter has resulted in many of us counting the days to spring, and this scene, captured by Laura O. Foster, author and publisher of Columbia Gorge Getaways, is just a glimpse of what we have to look forward to. Portland-Vancouver residents have easy access to some of… Read More

Frozen Franklin Falls, Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

It’s been a long, chilly winter, and it’s not over yet, but there are some positives to those frigid days and nights, like the sight of frozen Franklin Falls. KOMO News shared this spectacular image on Instagram that was captured by @mangojolie, noting, “What a winter it’s been!” The frozen… Read More

Downtown Boise, Idaho

Boise sometimes feels like one of those underappreciated Northwest cities, shunned by travelers for more well-loved cities such as Seattle or Portland. But, we think that Boise has many charms and it’s a wonderfully scenic town. Take a look of this great view from the Old Depot. Boise has wonderful… Read More

Bridal Veil Falls, Oregon

One of our favorite Northwest moment is enjoying a nice stroll or hike to a waterfall. With several mountain ranges paired with rainy weather, we are lucky to have an abundance of them. Bridal Veil Falls in the Columbia River Gorge is one of our favorites. A drive along the… Read More

Cape Flattery, Washington

Today’s Northwest Moment is by Sam Beebe (Creative Commons License) We just published a new guide, best places to storm watch in the Pacific Northwest, with a round up including not just specific coastal towns but also accommodation recommendations (and a few food tips too) to help plan a stormy… Read More