27th May 2012

Golden Oregon, the driest Ghost Town in Oregon

Golden Oregon, the driest Ghost Town in Oregon Golden earned it’s nickname as “The Driest town in Oregon” due to William Ruble’s anti-alcohol ways. He forbid any in town, causing...

27th May 2012

Ghost towns of Altamont, Leland, and the Grave Creek Covered Bridge

Ghost towns of Altamont, Leland, and the Grave Creek Covered Bridge Sunny Valley, about fifteen miles north of Grants Pass, Oregon along I-5 is perhaps one of Oregon’s most historic,...

27th May 2012

Ghost town of Ortley Oregon

Ghost town of Ortley Oregon The remains of the town of Ortley are currently on Private Property with posted “No Trespassing Signs.” Ortley started out as a planned farming community...

27th May 2012

"Hidden" Multnomah Falls

“Hidden” Multnomah Falls During the winter, or periods of heavy rain, a second falls shows up at Multnomah Falls. In this case, higher elevations of the Columbia River Gorge had...

11th May 2012

Portland Rose Festival Ships

Portland Rose Festival Ships One of Portland’s longest traditions is the annual Rose Festival. And one of the Rose Festival’s longest traditions is the arrival of the Fleet. These days...

22nd Apr 2012

Aurora Colony History Signs

Aurora Colony sits about 20 miles south of Portland Oregon. Created in 1856 by Wilhelm Keil and his followers, the town has changed from Religious Colony (and dropped the name,)...

17th Apr 2012

Laurelhurst Park Duck Pond

Laurelhurst Park Duck Pond Laurelhurst Park was acquired in 1909 by the City of Portland. In 1919, it was named “most beautiful park,” on the West Coast, and since then...

17th Apr 2012

Late Fall Sunrise

Late Fall Sunrise This was taken from Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park in mid-November 2011. We had stopped by Saturday Market for Gyros and Elephant Ears. It was a fairly...

20th Feb 2012

Rowena Oregon, Ghost Town

Rowena Oregon, Ghost Town Rowena Oregon exists only as a suburb of The Dalles now. Located on the Mosier-The Dalles Highway, or the old Columbia River Highway, it was little...

20th Feb 2012

Beach at Pacific City

Beach at Pacific City Pacific City is a few miles north of Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast. The main route, Highway 101, bypasses it, so you have to be...

20th Feb 2012

Antique Powerland Annual Steam-Up

Antique Powerland Annual Steam-Up Antique Powerland is one of the Portland Area’s real hidden gem museums. Even though it’s been around since the 1970’s, I didn’t find out about it...

20th Feb 2012

Bellevue Washington Botanical Garden Christmas Lights

Bellevue Washington Botanical Garden Christmas Lights Until last December I had never been to the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Or even knew they existed. I came across mention of the garden...