Day Trip Destinations for an Oregon Spring Break

It is almost spring break time, and time to enjoy a little mini-vacation time with the kids. If you are a stay-at-home spring breaker like me, you may be looking for day trip exploration ideas to do with your kids here in the PNW. Here are a few ideas for… Read More

Monti’s Cafe in Portland

Monti’s Cafe is for people who love character. Ambience is key at Monti’s for those that love history, books, vintage, antiques, nostalgia, or just like someplace homey. Mismatched tables and chairs, bookshelves, vintage lamps, turn-of-the-century coat racks, all combine to create an inviting and cozy atmosphere.    Stop by for… Read More

The Albany Carousel

Art and imagination go ’round and ’round in the Willamette Valley and the Albany carousel will give you a spin. The creative and imaginative creatures on their historic carousel go beyond the prancing horse. The project to create this carousel started with inspiration from carousels being restored in Montana and… Read More

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Mount Angel Abbey

Mount Angel Abbey

Mount Angel Abbey is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. It has been sitting atop a hill overlooking the town of Mt Angel since 1882. Well worth a visit to see the two museums, fabulous views, and beautiful church.