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7 of the Best Things to See and Do in Portland

    If you ever saw the comedy series Portlandia, which ran from 2011 to 2018, you know this city of 653,000 (metro area 2.1 million) is bike-friendly and full of food carts/trucks, indie bookstores, farm-to-table restaurants, an embarrassing number of coffee shops - and has a certain quirkiness to it (a popular local slogan goes: "Keep Portland Weird"). Most of these characterizations are pretty accurate. However, it's also a city that boasts more than 150 parks, including the largest…

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The Tualatin Valley's 'quilt blocks' cited in 'Themed Itineraries in the USA Satisfy Many People's Interests'

    Some people are traipsing through lovely landscapes as others explore history from days of North America's earliest tribal peoples to the present. Avid birders use binoculars to spot colorful feathered friends in flight while canoers and kayakers dip paddles into the water. At the end of the day, many of these visitors to Panama City, Florida, belly up to an oyster bar to enjoy freshly shucked bivalves prepared in a variety of ways.   These seemingly disparate activities and attractions…

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Portland in 'Spring Has Sprung & U.S. Gardens Await Discovery'

Spring is here, and summer's already around the corner!  If you’re a flower gardener - and the National Gardening Association estimates that members of over a third of U.S. households are - you already may have begun to till soil and plant seeds. And those who like to travel as well as garden (as well as those who enjoy gardens more by watching than working), now is time to plan a trip to take in some of Mother Nature’s bountiful beauty. Gardens come in a variety of types, sizes and offerings.…

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Oregon coast cited as one of '5 Fab Lesser Known Places to Visit in the USA this Year'

Boasting inspiring national parks, gorgeous lush green valleys, plenty of adventure parks, thrilling adventure sports, and stunning beaches - the United States is the perfect place for you to head to for a refreshing vacation in 2020! And it offers a seemingly inexhaustable supply of amazing sights and experiences. If you've already seen the marquis destinations - New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, the Grand Canyon, and so forth - there are plenty of lesser…

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  • Sounds good to me! https://travelnoire.com/best-time-to-visit-oregon
    9 Reasons Why Summer Is The Best Time To Visit Oregon - Travel Noire
    The summer is the best time to visit Oregon due to its outstanding weather, numerous events, and unique cultural activities to explore.
  • One of Portland´s draws is its dining scene, and a writer for the Daily Beast has a raft of recommendations: https://www.thedailybeast.com/where-to-eat-in-portland-oregon?via=ios
    Our Tips on Where to Eat in Portland, Oregon
    For a couple of decades, Portland’s food scene was one of the best in the U.S.. Luckily, that’s still very much the case.
  • Wow, Crater Lake looks irresistible! https://www.cntraveler.com/story/crater-lake-national-park
    Crater Lake National Park: How to Explore America’s Deepest and Bluest Lake
    A complete guide to the Oregon park, including when to go, where to stay, and how to get the best views.
  • A cool (so to speak) look at Oregon's hot springs from Travel+Leisure: https://www.travelandleisure.com/best-hot-springs-in-oregon-6831433
    7 Best Hot Springs in Oregon
    These Oregon hot springs are as wild as they are beautiful.
  • Ashland's Lithia Fountain one of Travel+Leisure's top "healing spots" around the world: https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/nature-travel/healing-s...
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    Salve-cation awaits.
  • Today at The World on Wheels, it's our last day in Oregon so we're exploring the neighborhood around our hotel in Grant's Pass.
    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • It's a high climb to see a beautiful lake at we visit Crater Lake National Park at The World on Wheels.
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  • It's an apocalyptic hellscape as we drive into southern Oregon on our way to Grant's Pass at The World on Wheels.


    Into the Valley of Fire: Southern Oregon
    ( Please read our  Covid 19 Statement first  - Ed)  Interstate 5 is giving us a front row seat to disaster. Burned up hulks that used to be ...
  • Tucked into Oregon's untamed northeast corner, Hells Canyon Scenic Byway explores the breathtaking beauty of Hells Canyon, North America's deepest river-carved gorge and nature's extremes – rugged and pastoral mountains, rivers both raging and placid, alpine terrain and evergreen forest. Recreation offers extremes as well, from a peaceful stroll through wildflower meadows to world-class white-water rafting. Road should be open early June!
  • The Bacon Maple doughnut: a fortuitous blend of carbs, meat, fat, salt, and sugar with overtones of, like, bacon. Doesn't it make you want to be in Portland?  
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