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An Eastern Oregon Travel Adventure: The Painted Hills, John Day, and Joseph

It feels as if Eastern Oregon is having a moment lately.

The Gold Room is set to open next month in Joseph, courtesy of two former Ava Gene’s chefs, there’s plenty of artisan pottery and vinyl LPs at M. Crow in the tiny town of Lostine, and the muted reds of the Painted […]

Exploring Washington’s Lopez Island and Ursa Minor

Last month, we traveled to Lopez Island, Washington which involves a ferry ride from Anacortes and a sense of adventure. Or at least a willingness to wait in a line of cars, drive onto a Washington State Ferry, and then enjoy the breezes off the Salish Sea as the ferry makes fairly good speed […]

Three Days in Montana: Roadtripping, Eating, and Drinking in Big Sky Country

I think if I had to live somewhere other than Oregon, I could maybe live in Montana. Maybe. And while I would miss the ocean and the desert of my adopted home state, I would cherish the big blue skies and the quirky mountain towns of the Treasure State.

During a roadtrip to […]

A Weekend in Astoria Featuring Tasty Food, Oregon State Parks, and the Voodoo Room

Recently, I spent a whole weekend in Astoria, Oregon taking in the sites, eating the food, and just generally enjoying this quirky northern Oregon Coast town. We stayed at the Commodore Hotel, ate and drank at Buoy Beer and the Blue Scorcher Bakery, wandered Fort Stevens State Park, and spent a couple of nights […]

Central Oregon Travel: Bend & Crater Lake National Park

Ah, Bend, Oregon–land of microbrews, the Deschutes River, and stunning Central Oregon views. On this excursion, we also swung by Crater Lake National Park, a spectacular site that should be on everyone’s national park bucket list.

Bend offers an enviable mix of outdoorsy activities, along with a cosmopolitan flair in its downtown area […]