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

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,

Drinking My Way Around Portland, Oregon

Drinking My Way Around Portland, Oregon
My time in Portland, Oregon was great while it lasted. I spent about two and a half years exploring this wonderful city and loved every moment of 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 drinking in Portland, tasting a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks around the city from beer, to aguas frescas, coffee,

Wandering America’s West Coast

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. (more…)

Christmas In The Garden At The Oregon Garden

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! (more…)

Astoria, Oregon – Sea Lions, Beer and Seafood

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

McMenamins Edgefield Brewpub, Winery & Theater

McMenamins Edgefield Brewpub, Winery & Theater
On a random weekday, we spontaneously decided to take the day off and go play. We decided to go somewhere we had never been to and drove 1 hour to Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon, only about 15 miles East of Portland. 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.  (more…)