Category Archives: travel

Mt. Angel

Since we were in Silverton, the hubbinator felt it only right we stop at the brewery at a monastery in Mt. Angel. Every October, Mt Angel hosts one of the largest October festivals on the west coast. Naturally, we arrived … Continue reading

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Oregon Gardens

We were fortunate to have beautiful and cool (for us) weather during our visit to Oregon. Which made us want to spend as much time as possible outside. And what could be better than a trip to the Oregon Gardens … Continue reading

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must love dinos

No trip would be complete without a trip to a museum or two. But this trip to the OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) was made all the better because there were dinosaurs. What’s better than dinosaurs? Animatronic dinosaurs! … Continue reading

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A Little Vitamin Sea

While we were in Oregon, we managed to drive to the coast. There is something magical about the ocean. Until next time, stay healthy.

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Pittock Mansion

High on a hill in Washington Park near downtown Portland stands the Pittock Mansion. The once private dwelling of the family who started the Oregonian newspaper and worked to help make Portland a city is now a state park. The … Continue reading

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Our Week in Portland, Part VI

We managed to cross the river into Washington and visit Fort Vancouver. It is a completely reconstructed National Park that tells the story of early European settlement driven by the fur trade. Outside the walls was a food garden and … Continue reading

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Our Week in Portland-Part V

We were fortunate enough to visit the Japanese Gardens in Washington Park. There are actually seven types of gardens to explore, all more beautiful than the last. I loved all the gardens. It’s not that we don’t have them in … Continue reading

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Our Week in Portland, Part IV

Given that the Willamette river just a few blocks from our hotel, we found the Spirit of Portland River Cruises and booked a cruise on a boat that would take us up the river and through the Columbia Gorge to the … Continue reading

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Our Week in Portland, Part III

A trip to Portland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Rose Garden. It was heavenly and as the sun rose, the scent was amazing. Of course, not everything was a rose. Until next time!

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Our Week in Portland, Part II

We managed to do the Portland Underground tour. It was a walking tour of some of downtown’s history before going underground to the tunnels where ‘shanghaied’  or crimped men were turned into sailors. The king of crimping in Portland even crimped … Continue reading

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