As August ends, I'm feeling nostalgic and so bummed that we couldn't run the Hood To Coast relay this year, yet another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately all the teams are deferred to 2021, so we're locked in and won't need to go through the lottery again. If you're not familiar with racing or... Continue Reading →
Ah, the Columbia River Gorge, a National Scenic Area and one of our favorite places in the world. Looking for a quick hike, we opted for Beacon Rock; located along Highway 14 in Stevenson, Washington, it's only about 45 minutes east of Portland. Towering 848 feet from the ground, the rock is actually the core... Continue Reading →
Exploring hot springs at Steens Mountain: Barnes Warm Spring, Alvord Hot Springs, Mickey Hot Springs & Crane Hot Springs
Train, trolley, trails, and tram, and in our case bus; the 4T Trail is a great way to spend three to four hours of an afternoon exploring Portland without using a car. The most commonly suggested route begins downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square catching the train, or MAX light rail, to the Portland Zoo and... Continue Reading →
Check out one of our first GoPro videos of this easy 0.5 mile hike to Heceta Head Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast.
“To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self. Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom." ~Søren Kierkegaard
Everyone knows about Friendsgiving, but what do you know about Thanksbacon? After experiencing it, we're hoping that ThanksBacon becomes the next big trend of the holiday season. This past weekend we were invited to the seventh annual Thanksbacon—a celebration of all things bacon—including the likes of bacon pumpkin pie, bourbon bacon cream puffs, bacon wrapped... Continue Reading →
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YAY, it's Halloween time, one of our favorites! Everyone is Googling for Halloween things to do in and around Portland. There's a million lists out there so you'll find no shortage of Halloween activities for all ages, from family-friendly to seasonally frightening. In this post we'll feature a few things we've actually experienced, along some... Continue Reading →
Gorton Creek Falls Columbia River Gorge, Oregon It's probably not fair to say that Gorton Creek Falls is my favorite waterfall in Oregon because I haven't seen them all — yet. However, I've seen quite a few falls in the beaver state and so far this one steals my heart.♥ I learned about this falls in... Continue Reading →