Unique Places To Stay in Oregon From the Coast to the City

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Oregon has so much to offer whether you like trying out new restaurants, exploring the outdoors, or hanging out at the beach.

If you are thinking about taking a spring vacation, or planning on a summer or fall getaway, Oregon is a great place to visit! With so many unique places to stay, I’m here to make planning your stay a smooth process. I have gathered a few unique and affordable places for you to stay in Portland, Deer Island, Astoria, Seaside and Cannon Beach. Continue reading “Unique Places To Stay in Oregon From the Coast to the City”

Drinking My Way Around Portland, Oregon

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My time in Portland, Oregon was great while it lasted. I spent about two and a half years surrounding this wonderful city and loved every moment of learning more about it and exploring it. Portland may be known for its craft beer scene, but to me all of their food and drink scene is absolutely outstanding. I had the pleasure of tasting a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks around the city. Check some of them out: Continue reading “Drinking My Way Around Portland, Oregon”

Wandering America’s West Coast

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There’s nothing I love more than traveling and I have yet to experience visiting places by packing up a motorhome or RV, and hitting the open road. It’s definitely a unique way to travel! You get to explore the world from the road, and roll up into a new town every morning. Continue reading “Wandering America’s West Coast”

Christmas In The Garden At The Oregon Garden

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Last weekend we spontaneously (as per usual) decided to drive an hour and a half to the Oregon Garden in Silverton to experience some Christmas spirit and we sure found it. “Christmas in the Garden” is basically what it sounds like… It is Christmas lights, Christmas music, German Christmas Market style Shops, Food and Drink, fire pits, Santa and (real!) reindeers, and ice skating. All it was missing was a little snow! Continue reading “Christmas In The Garden At The Oregon Garden”

An Impromptu Winter Roadtrip To Mt Hood, Oregon

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We have now visited Mt Hood during summer in 2014, and during winter of this year. It has a very different atmosphere on each season and of course the temperature and the amounts of snow are quite different but it is always a treat.  Continue reading “An Impromptu Winter Roadtrip To Mt Hood, Oregon”

Mount St. Helens From Afar

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Mount St. Helens is known as the volcano in the Pacific Northwest that erupted in 1980 and caused a lot of damage but people still enjoy going to observe it and hike it. Continue reading “Mount St. Helens From Afar”

TEDx and The First Ever “Paint The Town TEDxPortland 6K Night Run”

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Last May, we participated in the inaugural TEDxPortland 6K Night Run and it was great fun. Led by TEDx and sponsored by OMSI, Rogue Ales, NIKE, Stumptown Coffee, KIND Bars and Red Bull, we had a blast running this 6k around the waterfront in downtown Portland.

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Astoria, Oregon – Sea Lions, Beer and Seafood

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I have written about Astoria before but it is always about something different. Like this time when I wrote about the 100 year old trolley and fish and chips, and this other time when I wrote about the Astoria column and the nearby town of Seaside.

And I write about it today again because the little town of Astoria has so much to offer and every time we go we discover something new.  This time the focus is on sea lions, a cool brewery, and good seafood.  Continue reading “Astoria, Oregon – Sea Lions, Beer and Seafood”

¿Por Qué No? Taqueria in Portland, Oregon

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The ¿Por Qué No? (Why not?) taqueria in Portland, Oregon is one of our favorite places to eat because their prices are good and the food is really tasty. They have two locations, in N and SE Portland. Continue reading “¿Por Qué No? Taqueria in Portland, Oregon”

McMenamins Edgefield Brewpub, Winery & Theater

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On a random weekday we spontaneously decided to take the day off and go play. We decided to go somewhere we had never been and drove ourselves 1 hour to Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon.

The McMenamins Edgefield is a historic 72 acre farmland turned into a destination resort encompassing a hotel, restaurants and bars, a movie theater, spa, a winery and more.  Continue reading “McMenamins Edgefield Brewpub, Winery & Theater”