Fort Vancouver was the headquarters for the Hudson Bay Company’s profitable Pacific Northwest operation in 1821. It was also a microcosm of a fully functioning community of the frontier.
Astoria, Oregon: Tracing the History of America’s First West Coast Metropolis
Historic neighborhoods, a delicious culinary scene and a grand view of the Columbia River—it’s no surprise the little coastal town of Astoria made it onto Yahoo Lifestyle’s list of “50 Charming American Towns You’ve Never Heard Of.”
An Historic Getaway in Albany, Oregon
Fantastical beasts, pioneer homes, nature hikes, culinary adventures – the city of Albany and its environs offers all this and more, an affordable Willamette Valley destination perfect for a day trip or weekend getaway from the Portland area. Straddling the I-5 corridor, Albany is located about 70 miles south of Portland. The best place to […]
A Summer Spent on the Tillamook Coast
Summer is just a month away and it’s time to get ready for all the fun my family can handle in three short months. Everyone has an opinion; exploring the great outdoors, unique shopping experiences, and, of course, hanging out on a beautiful West Coast beach. Sometimes it’s hard to satisfy everyone’s idea of a […]
Discover the History of the Columbia Basin at The REACH Museum
Explore the geological history of the Columbia Basin at The REACH Museum in Richland, Washington.
Lighthouses of the Columbia River
Fierce weather conditions, rocky shores, and ever-shifting sandbars create the perfect conditions for ship wrecks, and if you peel back the waters you’ll find over a hundred years of maritime traffic that did not make it through this dangerous barrier at the mouth of the Columbia River.