A wine club member of Elizabeth Chambers Cellar invited us to a tasting on a quiet, sunny Monday....which is a rare treat for Oregon in October, so of course we said yes. Their tasting room is beautiful and charming, with views into the winery itself, brick walls, and a nice outdoor seating area. We did … Continue reading Wine Tasting Expeditions: Elizabeth Chambers Cellar
If you're driving down by the Oregon Coast, be sure to stop by Gleneden Beach for a beautiful walk, and a scenic meal at Tidal Raves. Gleneden Beach A charming place to take your dog for a walk, or go for a stroll at the beach. It has a nice trail down to the beach, … Continue reading Oregon Coast Food and Play: Tidal Raves and Gleneden Beach
Disclaimer: I have not yet gone on this trip (will update the post when I do). Photos courtesy of Evergreen Escapes. Wine and waterfall lovers are invited to explore the Willamette Valley with Evergreen Escapes starting in 2017. The new Willamette Valley Wine & Waterfalls Tour features Oregon's Silver Falls State Park and Willamette Valley Pinot Noir … Continue reading A new adventure from Evergreen Escapes: Wine & Waterfalls
The Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County is a wonderful opportunity to experience works of art in local artists' studios. A friend and I explored McMinnville artists' work today, including hand-painted scarves and prints from Phyllice Bradner, images crafted from pieces of paper glued together from Doug Roy, book art from Marilyn Worrix, paintings … Continue reading 2013 Art Harvest Studio Tour
The 99W Drive-In is a drive-in movie theater that allows dogs! The food is pretty reasonably priced (and full of greasy goodness) and the parking spaces are on a slope so you can angle yourself towards the screen and don't see the row of cars in front of you. Something to keep in mind at … Continue reading 99W Drive-In
These two waterfalls are a short drive away from each other at the end of easy hikes. Toketee Falls Watson Falls
Susan Creek Falls is a relaxing (albeit poison oak-filled--stick to the trail!) hike up to waterfalls that you can swim in. Across the road from the trail entrance is a day use area with running water (which feels like heaven when on a hiking/camping trip, trust me) and a great place to have a picnic.
A beautiful approximately four mile loop trail around Trillium Lake with breathtaking views of Mt. Hood.
A 1.5 mile hike to Mirror Lake and spectacular views of Mt. Hood. Optional additional 1.7 mile hike around Tom, Dick and Harry mountains (but we just decided to hike to the lake, around it, then back).
Little Zigzag Falls is a hike near Mt. Hood that is less than a mile up to the falls and back, which took approx. 45 minutes.