Oregon and Washington are amongst our most visited US states, and with good reason — they have an wide range of natural beauty, plus great food scenes including amazing wineries and breweries....
Pacific Northwest, June 2022: Oregon waterfalls
With an open afternoon and good weather we headed south out of the Willamette Valley to Silver Falls State Park to do some hiking. We'd been there on a summer trip in 2016, and we were hoping that...
Pacific Northwest, June 2022: Oregon wine tasting
Dominio IV - Our first wine tasting of the trip. Jose did a great job taking care of us and we enjoyed sitting at the high top outside on the patio. We even had a mini tour after the tasting was...
Pacific Northwest, June 2022: Oregon food & drink
Portland On our first morning in Portland we wanted a relatively quick breakfast, so we opted for bagels at Bagel Land. I got the simple lox on an everything bagel - very reasonable at $7. Eric had...
Pacific Northwest, June 2022: Washington food & drink
Our first stop after dropping the bags at the hotel was Efeste Sodo for a wine tasting reservation at 4pm. We used to be wine club members years ago but left the club because the shipping got to be...
Pacific Northwest, June 2022: Washington waterfalls + Mount St. Helens
Midway through our time in Seattle, we drove down to the trailhead for Coal Creek Falls and North Fork Falls. At about 3 miles total, it was a nice leg stretcher and we were happy it wasn't raining....
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