Water and Roses

In Portland itself and in the greater Portland area, there are many wonderful activities to do.  On Wednesday, David and I visited part of the Columbia River gorge.  It was a beautiful drive along the broad Columbia River. In the Columbia River gorge, there are a number of waterfalls. One of the most visited falls [...]

Stumptown

Portland is the largest city in Oregon. Portland’s name was decided on a coin toss between the names Portland and Boston.  Prior to the toss, the area was merely called “The Clearing.” Portland received the nickname, “Stumptown,” when it experienced rapid growth in the mid-19th century. To make more room for the growing population, they [...]

Lavender Water

The Olympic Peninsula is home to Olympic National Park but also has a number of other interesting things to see and do.  We spent an afternoon in the town of Port Townsend.  Port Townsend is a city that has a vibrant downtown area.  There are lots of specialty shops, restaurants, art galleries and art co-ops, [...]