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 […]
When Lewis and Clark’s Corp of Discovery came paddling down the Columbia River they came to a point that separated it from the Willamette River. Today you can walk in their steps at Kelley Point Park.
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 […]
The Grotto at the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother is a62-acre Catholic shrine created from a combined vision between its founder Fr. Ambrose Mayer and the creators of British Columbia’s Butchart Gardens, Robert and Jennie Butchart.
Located on the shores of the Columbia River, the Island Café is an oasis for boaters and anyone looking for the laid back vibe typically found in warmer climates.