First For The Trees

At the intersection of NW Broadway and Couch in Portland, on the side of the historic DeSoto Building, you'll find artist Gage Hamilton's yellow mural known as "Ozymandias (DeSoto Detached)”.<!--more-->It's part of the city's Forest For The Trees, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of contemporary public art throughout Portland.The DeSoto Building was once... Continue Reading →

A Life Update

The last time I checked in, James and I were in the grips of a nasty virus that seemed to have permanently moved in with us. I'm happy to report that we're both feeling a lot better. We're still not 100% recovered, but we'll take what we can get. I thought I'd fill you in... Continue Reading →

That Night in the Tiki Bar

Across the street from our Portland motel was a fun looking tiki bar that screamed for us to check it out. The decor inside The Alibi was kitschy and typically tiki bar-ish. Exactly what I was looking for. I may have had one too many potent and ridiculously named Banana Hammocks. How could I say... Continue Reading →

Sea Lion Caves

While on the Oregon Coast we decided to check out Sea Lion Caves, a tourist attraction built around the largest naturally formed underground cavern in America that is home to - you guessed it - local sea lions. Nowadays, visitors can view the cave by way of an handy elevator. But before 1961 you'd have... Continue Reading →

The Oregon Garden, Part 2

Yesterday I shared photos of some of the plants and flowers I saw at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. They were cool and kind of subdued. Today we'll look at the brighter photos that I took. I hope you enjoy them. Which is your favourite? I can't decide but I think it's a tie between... Continue Reading →

The Oregon Garden

We visited the Oregon Garden earlier this week for a wander through the enormous grounds (80 acres!). I've split my photos into 2 groups, and today we'll start with the first.. it's more muted than tomorrow's group, but the plants and flowers are nowhere less beautiful. I'm not sure what the above pod is, but... Continue Reading →

Tsunami Hazard Zones

While life on the Oregon Coast can be carefree and relaxing, a sobering reality is that much of it lies in tsunami hazard zones. It's common for hotels and motels around the world to display fire evacuation maps in each room. On the Oregon Coast they go further by providing maps to safety zones on... Continue Reading →

Oregon – #POTD

I'm writing this post in the van as we make our way north towards the Canadian border. This past week in Oregon has been a lot of fun and we're both sad to see it come to an end. This mural, located in our favourite little town called Yachats, perfectly sums up our week. We've... Continue Reading →

Silverton Murals

The nearest city to our campsite was Silverton, which lies on the 45th Parallel (Vancouver, where we call home, is at the 49th). The small city is named after the Silver Creek that runs through it. Human habitation of the area spreads back over 6000 years, and agriculture has been the main industry since the... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑