Monthly Archives: November 2010

Good-bye to Autumn

Autumn in Coeur d’Alene Park in Spokane, WA. The sun was shining brightly that day and the leaves on the trees looked like they were on fire. Continue reading

Posted in Local Artists, Parks and Gardens | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Columbia Gorge Hotel II

Perched high atop a cliff overlooking the Columbia River, the Columbia Gorge Hotel’s distinctive Mediterranean-style architecture dates back to the Roaring 20’s. During its heyday, this “oasis of opulence” attracted visitors from all over the world. Continue reading

Posted in Inns & Lodging | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Columbia Gorge Hotel

During its heyday, the Columbia Gorge Hotel attracted visitors from around the world. Perched high atop a cliff overlooking the Columbia River, the hotel’s distinctive Mediterranean-style architecture dates back to the Roaring 20’s. Continue reading

Posted in Inns & Lodging | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Magic of Beltaine

Beltaine is a Pacific NW musical trio who perform Celtic and other traditional folk songs from around the world. Their music is light and lively–with bright, clean tones and toe-tapping beats that make it hard to sit still! Continue reading

Posted in Local Musicians | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The 2nd Street Challenge in Hood River, OR

One of the most challenging flights of stairs I’ve run into recently has to be the 2nd Street Stairs in downtown Hood River, OR. 413 steps straight up from State Street to the top of the bluff. And I mean straight! There’s not a bend or a curve anywhere on this concrete staircase. Continue reading

Posted in Great Outdoors | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Voodoo Doughnuts

Voodoo Doughnut is a Portland icon. Since opening its doors in 2003, this quirky, irreverent little doughnut shop has developed quite a reputation. Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink | Tagged , , | Leave a comment