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A Whisper of War II

Battery Russell is the military’s equivalent of a haunted house. Sounds bounce off the concrete walls, echoing through rooms shrouded with shadow. Some, like the ammo bunkers, are pitch black and strangely mesmerizing. You want so much to step into the darkness, but something holds you back. Ghosts, perhaps, or a sixth sense warning you of hidden dangers. Continue reading

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A Whisper of War

On the night of June 21, 1942–less than seven months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor–a Japanese submarine surfaced off the Oregon Coast. Its target? Fort Stevens’ Battery Russell. Continue reading

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Wild Arts Festival

Portland Audubon Society’s Wild Arts Festival–the Pacific NW’s premiere exhibition of nature-related art and books. Continue reading

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The Bad Boys of Astoria

Sea lions take over the docks at Pier 36 in Astoria, OR. We heard them barking and honking from over a quarter of a mile away. Continue reading

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Mill Ends – World’s Smallest Park

Welcome to Mill Ends, officially designated as the world’s smallest park by none other than the Guinness Book of World Records. How small? Less than two feet wide. Yep, you heard right! The circular park is only about 20 inches in diameter, give or take an inch or two. Continue reading

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Timberline Lodge – A Work of Art

Timberline Lodge is a cherished icon of the Pacific NW. Located on the southern slope of Mount Hood, this bustling ski lodge attracts more than two million visitors annually. Continue reading

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Jazzy Bagels

The folks at Jazzy Bagels in downtown Gresham, OR, have been making fresh bagels since 1999. Continue reading

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Autumn Shots II

Autumn foliage at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. Continue reading

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Autumn Shots

Autumn foliage at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. Continue reading

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Ghostly Fishing Village

The Lone Pine Tree Indian Village is a ghostly cluster of old weathered buildings that date back to 1896. The fishing village was built by Henry Gulick for his wife, Harriet. Gulick was a Scottish immigrant who came to the area in the 1890’s. Harriet was a member of the native Wasco tribe. Continue reading

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