Crater Lake National Park, OR

Crater Lake National Park is located in southern Oregon and was established in 1902, thanks to President Theodore Roosevelt. The lake was formed over 7,000 years ago during a massive eruption of Mount Mazama. It is the deepest lake in the USA, and one of the deepest in the world. There are no rivers running... Continue Reading →

Leach Botanical Gardens, Portland, OR

Portland has some beautiful botanical gardens including Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens and Elk Rock Gardens, but my favorite is Leach Botanical Gardens. This beautiful, sixteen acre property was originally the home of John and Lilla Leach, who purchased a portion of the plot in the early 1930s. Their original home, a charming stone cottage, still... Continue Reading →

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens, Portland, OR

Spring is the perfect time of year to visit Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens located in the Eastmoreland neighborhood of Portland. This beautiful, nine acre garden is currently bursting with rhododendron and azalea blossoms in a variety of brilliant colors. The tranquility of the garden provides a lovely place to stroll and take photos, do a... Continue Reading →

Day Trip to Hood River, Oregon

Hood River, OR is quite a trendy place these days. It is considered one of the top kiteboarding destinations in the world, and the river is packed with kiting pros from all over the globe. This quaint town located in the Columbia River Gorge (considered one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon), about 60 miles... Continue Reading →

Travel Photos of Oregon

In continuing with sharing my favorite photos, this week I am featuring Oregon, which, in my humble opinion is one of the most beautiful states in the country. The coastline itself is stunning and has many interesting and captivating rock formations and lovely beaches. In the southwestern part of the state there is a twelve... Continue Reading →

Elk Rock Gardens

Elk Rock Gardens at the Bishop's Close, dates back to the late 1800s and is one of the oldest gardens in Oregon. Perched on the cliffs high above the Willamette River, this 13 acre garden is a lovely place to stroll and take photos. We visited a few years ago with our dear friends Tim... Continue Reading →

Cross Country Skiing at Mt. Bachelor

Planning on playing in the snow this winter? Consider Mt. Bachelor in Central Oregon. This is a beautiful location that offers skiing, snow boarding, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and 56 km of cross country trails. Located about 30 minutes from Sunriver, and about an hour from Bend, this resort is a perfect get away for couples... Continue Reading →

Yamhill County Restaurants

Planning a trip to do some wine tasting in beautiful Oregon? If so, you may want to find some good restaurants to try. Not to worry, there are many fantastic restaurants in the area. I prefer independent restaurants that support the local farmers and offer fresh ingredients over chain restaurants, and this area is THE... Continue Reading →

Oregon, My Favorite State

Every year, my husband and I take multiple trips to Oregon. Portland is his hometown, and we have family, friends, kids and grandkids who live near there. In fact, we will probably move there in the not too distant future. So when my dear friend Jack suggested I write about Oregon, I thought it was... Continue Reading →

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