Oregon

Top 5 Places to Hike in the Pacific Northwest

In the Pacific Northwest, you’ll find endless opportunities to see spectacular sights. From the vast Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, take a look at the top five places to hike in the Pacific Northwest…

Visiting Yachats and the Oregon Coast

  This past November, I escaped the gloomy midwest for the Oregon coast. My family and I spent the week in Yachats (pronounced yah-hots), a small town that’s a little over three-hour drive from Portland…

Ascending Mount Hood

The following is a guest post from Mitch Stevens, Sierra Club hiking leader and founder/lead guide of Southwest Discoveries. Based out of Tucson, Arizona, Southwest Discoveries offers multi-generational guided tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Horseshoe Bend, the Tortolita Mountains, and more. Visit Southwest Discoveries for more information.     The snow-cat rumbled to a stop amidst the barren rock and snow fields on Mount Hood, Oregon’s iconic summit at 11,250 feet. It was an eerie sensation to be grinding along in pre-dawn blackness; we had to start our journey at 12:30 am…

Visiting the Portland International Rose Test Garden

Last year, I wrote about my first and only 24 hours in Portland. I haven’t been back since, but the vitality and spirit of the city draws me back. One of the sights we visited (that I never went into detail about) was the Portland International Rose Test Garden. It’s time to fix that mistake and share some info…