Blog posts from Portland
Oregon 2021: Portland

Oregon 2021: Portland

Our Oregon trip was bookended by days in Portland. On Sunday morning, we checked out of the Holiday Inn and headed to the Gateway Breakfast House for breakfast. They were busy! After a short 10...

Oregon Wine Tasting, Dec 2019

Oregon Wine Tasting, Dec 2019

Since we are members of two wine clubs in the Willamette Valley, we wanted to get out to there to do some tasting of the wines that had been released and get a feel for what would be released soon....

Leandra’s 40th: a birthday in Portland

Leandra’s 40th: a birthday in Portland

For Leandra's birthday she decided that we would go to Portland to celebrate with wine tasting, hiking, good food, and unbeknownst to her, a concert too. There are so many things to do within a few...

Portland: beer tasting

Portland: beer tasting

Heater Allen - Amidst all the wine tasting in McMinnville, we hear about a small brewery just a block away from The Eyrie, so we wandered over for a quick tasting of a few lager beers. The tasting...

Portland: Willamette Valley wine tasting

Portland: Willamette Valley wine tasting

Arborbrook - One of our favorite Oregon wineries, we made this our first wine-tasting stop on this trip. Even though the tasting room has expanded since our last trip, the friendly wine maker was...

Portland: overview

Portland: overview

Several months back we wanted to close a credit card that still had points available for free travel. After a few searches Leandra managed to find tickets to Portland in mid-September, so we used up...

where we dined and drank in Oregon

A few general things we noticed while dining out in Oregon... people are generally very nice but not chatty. Three times we were greeted at the door and expected to follow the hostess into the...

Oregon waterfalls, part 2: Multnomah to Elowah

To get the first part of the story, check out Oregon waterfalls, part 1: Latourell to Wahkeena. Multnomah Falls. The most photographed waterfall in Oregon and the second tallest falls in the United...

Oregon waterfalls, part 1: Latourell to Wahkeena

Latourell Falls. Our first waterfall of the trip and the height of this one was stunning. Little did we know that all the waterfalls along this stretch are very, very tall. We just don't get that in...

Columbia River Valley views

After a filling breakfast at Heidi's, we headed east out of Portland along the very scenic Historic Columbia River Highway for some beautiful views of the Columbia River Valley. Washington state is...

planning a trip to Portland, OR

Eric has been eyeing tickets out west for the last few weeks, but we were having trouble deciding on a good time... so this weekend we took the plunge after finding tickets from RDU to PDX for $218...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Valencia, Spain (Mar)
Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)</br />Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)