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
Although the cherry trees took a hit during the late winter ice storm this year, the capitol grounds will still be looking lovely this Spring! The grounds are open to all and free to enjoy the gardens. The capitol building sits right in the heart of downtown Salem.
The mid-Willamette Valley is stunning in so many ways – just drive around and you will be surprised by the variety of flowers, edibles, (and drinkables) you will find growing in the fertile fields. Known for growing fine grapes for making fine wine and hops for beer, you will also… Read More
The beautiful downtown historic district of Salem offers a chance to see much of Oregon’s history in one walkable district. Oregon’s history may not date back centuries as the towns in old Europe, but the more “recent” history of the State of Oregon offers a more cohesive feel –… Read More
A flight of locally crafted beers, a warm sunny day, good food, and surrounded by friends. What better way to spend a late Saturday afternoon? We stopped by Gilgamesh Brewery when in town on Saturday recently and enjoyed a nice, leisurely lunch. Mid-afternoon was the perfect time to go with… Read More