Dining in Troutdale, Oregon

Troutdale-Tad's Complete Chicken Meal

Troutdale is the Gateway to the Columbia River Gorge with lots of delicious dining opportunities, so your tastebuds will appreciate it. Art galleries and outlet stores also enjoy Troutdale addresses. So, take your time, wander the streets, and see for yourself what the talk is all about. For an in-depth look at the best restaurants […]

Puglia Italy is dining style at Enzo’s in Portland Oregon


Puglia Italy is the traditional dining style at Enzo’s in Portland, Oregon Learn more about how people eat in Puglia Italy at TheYums.com. “You will undoubtedly feel like a guest in an Italian family home at Enzo’s Caffe Italiano, whether you are dining outdoors in their intimate patio or inside the cozy dining room.” Click here […]

Enormous Chicken and Dumplings are the real thing

Troutdale-Tad's Complete Chicken Meal

Enormous fluffy dumplings at Tad’s Chicken ‘n Dumplins at the front door to the Columbia River Gorge. Read more about it at TheYums.com “Chicken and dumplings with fluffy pillows of giant dumplings crown a tureen of tender, savory poultry. If you want a meal like Grandma made in the 1940s, Tad’s Chicken ‘n Dumplins is an ideal […]

CoastWatch Photographer Reports Status Mile 315


Last year I joined the Oregon Shores CoastWatch program and adopted Mile 315.  I am volunteering my photography skills and time to report on the mile between Ecola State Park and North Chapman Beach which is just north of Cannon Beach. I adopted the mile in order to get to know the coast more intimately, […]

Hiking Barlow Wayside Park in Mt. Hood National Forest

Forest trail

You are about to enter a forested wonderland where everything is part of a whole – every plant, animal, tree, fish, bird, bug, and slug has its place…so, says Clackamas County and Bureau of Land Management Sandy Ridge Trail System. The scent of the forest draws me every time I am in the Pacific Northwest. […]

Delightful Dahlias Worth the Visit

Delightful dahlias took our breath away when we attended the Annual Dahlias Festival Watch the video to see a sampling of the blooms on display. They are really remarkable. Swan Island Dahlias sponsors the festival and are celebrating their 89th year. Canby, Oregon, the dahlia capital of America is located in Central Oregon. It is a […]

Location is a state of mind

landscape mt hood trillium lake

Location is a state of mind While contemplating the state of my existence today, I realized that location is a state of mind. We have owned our Pacific Northwest home for about seven years (as long as our youngest grandchild is old), and it just seems to get better the more we spend time here. […]

Freesia at the Flower Stall in Downtown Portland


The Flower Stall in Downtown Portland On a recent photography trip to Portland, Oregon, the freesia was in bloom along with many other locally grown gems. There are the regular weekly customers, as well as tourists to enjoy this flower stall 365 days a year and in all kinds of weather. The magical florist was […]

Heceta Head Lighthouse Lamp Action Video

Today’s topic is about the lamp in the Heceta Head Lighthouse, located in Yachats, Oregon. I have created a fusion hybrid eProduct that I think you will find interesting. Even though I live in Tustin, which is in Orange County California, I travel extensively in the Pacific Northwest and go on a lighthouse pilgrimage every […]

Portland Pedicab Tour

events pedicab portland oregon

The most fun way to experience a brewery tour in Portland, Oregon, is to be pedaled from brewery to brewery by a young and nubile rider. This is an eco-friendly transportation and marketing alternative. I found out about this PDX Pedicab tour through Groupon, where I purchased the deal for a tour group that I […]