Category Archives: US – Oregon

Photogenic places

Oh, how we love photogenic places! Some places are stunningly beautiful. Santorini fits that category – as you can see from our friend, Cliff’s, blog post. Other places are quirky and just filled with life. That would be Portland. Either … Continue reading

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Once is not enough

When we heard about chefs preparing dinners at local farms using farm produce, we added it to our list of “things we’d love to do.” Saturday night we checked that one off our list. We looked forward to seeing just … Continue reading

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A week by the sea

We knew just how lucky we were when Bernice offered us her place at Otter Creek for the week. The windows looked out on a meadow and beyond that, the beautiful sea! We watched grey whales most days. An osprey … Continue reading

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Captain Cook led the way, and we followed

Captain James Cook, the British explorer and cartographer (1728-1779), really got around. As we have traveled over the years and around the globe, we discovered many places that had been explored and mapped by Captain Cook 250 years earlier. He … Continue reading

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Beach hopping

We chose to stop at Cannon Beach because of Lazy Susan. We read rave reviews about the breakfasts at Lazy Susan, and now we’re big fans, too. Only after breakfast could we think of heading for the beach. We checked … Continue reading

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A fort. A garden. (Thankfully, not a parking lot.)

We needed some exercise after three rainy days.   If we walked up the hill in Astoria, we’d be guaranteed great views of the Columbia River and see some stately old homes as well. That’s when we came upon the historical … Continue reading

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“Are you just wandering?”

Our friend, Carlie, joined us for three days on our long road trip. She was the first (brave enough) to hop in the back seat of our ’95 Honda Civic and just go along for the journey as we made … Continue reading

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Portland is an EIFP

Hey, what do we know after several extended visits to Portland, Oregon? We’re going to go out on a limb and say that if Portland could take a personality test (the well-known Myers-Briggs), we think Portland would find its type … Continue reading

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LISTEN TO THE FRAGRANCE

We knew we’d arrived when the white wall of the classical Chinese garden came into view. The best place to be on a hot day was seated in shady pavilion, admiring the lotus flowers on the lake.  Tranquility settled in … Continue reading

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What’s hot in Portland

As we travel sometimes we are slow to pick up on what’s really worth doing at our new destination. Shortly after arriving in Portland, we went to a dinner party of old friends, and everybody was talking about the Thorns. … Continue reading

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