07th Mar 2016
Hoskins Covered Bridge

Hoskins Covered Bridge

The first Hoskins Covered Bridge was built in 1900 to cross the Luckiamute River in Benton County. It was located in what was then the town of Hoskins. That bridge...

01st Feb 2016
Quartzburg California

Quartzburg California

John and Robert Burns first settled on the site of Quartzburg in 1847. A mining camp known alternatively as Burns’ Creek, Burns’ Camp, Burns’ Ranch, and Burns’ Diggings grew up...

28th Jan 2016
Abandoned farm outside of Galena Oregon

Top Ten Oregon Ghost Towns

Top Ten Oregon Ghost Towns I get asked quite often “Of the three hundred Ghost Towns of Oregon, which ones should I visit?” Golden Golden Oregon is one of the...

15th Dec 2015
Ghost Town of Union (Clackamas County) Oregon

Ghost Town of Union (Clackamas County) Oregon

Name: Union (Clackamas County) Class: Uknown GPS: 45.4206764, -122.4137002 Directions: In Damascus, on SE 242nd Avenue where the Deep Creek-Damascus School is now. Description: This town appears on the map...

15th Dec 2015
Uniontown Oregon (Jackson County)

Uniontown Oregon (Jackson County)

Name: Uniontown (Jackson County) Class: Unknown GPS: 42.1984581,-123.0442105 Directions: From Jacksonville head South West on Highway 238, at 7.7 miles take a left on Upper Applegate Road. The town site...

06th Dec 2015
View of the Fort

Fort Hoskins, Oregon

Fort Hoskins was one of three forts built in the Oregon territory to protect white settlers from coastal indians on the Siletz Reservation and to protect those same indians from...

27th Jun 2015

Wheatridge Washington Ghost Town?

Name: Wheatridge Class: C2 GPS: 47.612325, -118.721406 ? Directions: There are three points of interest that seem to be part of Wheatridge. From Wilbur Washington head 7.8 miles south on...

21st Jun 2015

Hotels in Portland Oregon

Hotels in Portland Oregon So you’ve been reading my blog for a while and now you are sold on visiting Portland! Congratulations! But, where are you going to stay??? AirBNB...

21st Jun 2015
The Everett Guest House

Portland Guest Houses

Portland Guest Houses If you’re still looking for a place to stay while visiting beautiful Portland, a guesthouse might just be great solution for you! In theory, I’m not really...

21st Jun 2015

Portland Bed and Breakfast

Portland Bed and Breakfast Mmmm, bed and breakfast. Two of my favorite parts of vacation. I love bed and breakfasts when I travel. They’re usually cute little homes, frequently vintage,...

21st Jun 2015

Portland Airport Hotels

Portland Airport Hotels First piece of advice, if you here on this page, and you are trying to find a hotel to live in while you’re vacationing in Portland, DO...

21st Jun 2015

Downtown Portland Hotels

Downtown Portland Hotels For those who wish to spend their vacation time in Portland, well, IN Portland, downtown in the place to be. There is great access to transit, food,...