Tag Archives: Oregon

Brunch at Petite Provence

Sometimes you need to go out of town to discover the “hidden gems” in your own back yard. Such was the case with Petite Provence. Late last fall, I headed east to The Dalles, Oregon, in a quest to find … Continue reading

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Taft Beach II

Picture a long curving stretch of sand littered with driftwood. And oh, what driftwood! We’re not talking skinny little pieces you can carry home and carve into walking sticks. Most are huge logs or the trunks of mature trees with their root balls still attached. Welcome to Taft Beach! Continue reading

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Taft Beach on the Oregon Coast

Picture a long curving stretch of sand littered with driftwood. And oh, what driftwood! We’re not talking skinny little piece you can carry home and carve into walking sticks. Most are huge logs or the trunks of mature trees with their root balls still attached. Welcome to Taft Beach! Continue reading

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Voodoo Magic in Eugene

We were strolling through downtown Eugene, OR, recently when we passed three young men huddled around an iconic pink box full of baked goodies. Voodoo Doughnut strikes again! Continue reading

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Astoria Column

The Astoria Column is an iconic local landmark perched atop Coxcomb Hill in Astoria, OR. After climbing 164 steps, the view from the top is breathtaking! Continue reading

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Vista House – Oregon’s Crown Jewel

Vista House at Crown Point is perched atop a 733-foot-high cliff overlooking the mighty Columbia River. The panoramic views are spectacular! Continue reading

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Whale Watching on the Oregon Coast

The whales are coming! From now until June, as many as 18,000 gray whales will make their way past the Oregon Coast to their feeding grounds in Alaska’s Bering Sea. This is one opportunity you don’t want to miss! Continue reading

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Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock once stood on a hillside surrounded by nothing but scrub brush and pine trees. In the late 1800’s, this oddly shaped rock was actually used as a pulpit by Methodist missionaries near The Dalles, OR. Continue reading

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NW Snapshots: Mule Deer Grazing

I’m always amazed at the abundance of wildlife here in the Pacific NW. We recently saw a mule deer step out from the trees and start grazing just a few feet away from us. Continue reading

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Shipwreck at Boiler Bay

Boiler Bay on the Oregon Coast is a “boiling” mass of turbulent white water, but that’s not why it’s called Boiler Bay. Continue reading

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