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Adventures in Oregon

Travel to Florence, Oregon


We were feeling in the mood for a little getaway over Labor Day weekend but decided rather last minute to do so. Our family had been plagued by a persistent cold which had kept us homebound for several weeks and we were aching to get outside the four walls of our home and breathe in some fresh […]

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Hiking along Opal Creek and Jawbone Flats, OR, to Opal Pool

Waterfalls at Opal Creek

We have been doing our best to uncover some of the more unique, out-of-the-way places around the Willamette Valley, sometimes with more success than others. Hiking along Opal Creek turned out to be absolutely stellar, and we’re so glad to have made a visit to this amazing area! In the foothills of the cascades, about […]

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Cape Meares Lighthouse & Wildlife Refuge


One of our favorite things about visiting any coastline is the opportunity to see and tour lighthouses. There is just something so magical and haunting about a lighthouse. Suffice it to say, whenever we find ourselves near one, we can’t resist getting as close to it as possible. We realized mid-trip that Cape Meares State […]

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Visiting the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, OR

Columbia River Maritime Museum

Traveling along the Oregon coast on a recent weekend getaway, we made it to the northwest corner of the state, in Astoria, and took the family to the Columbia River Maritime Museum for an afternoon. Wow, were we in for an experience! We were blown away (no pun intended… you have been to the Oregon […]

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Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad


On our most recent trip to the Oregon coast, we decided to take the family out on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. We’d been eyeing this trip as a possibility for some time and finally felt that the kids were old enough to really appreciate and enjoy it. In operation since 2003, this is a […]

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Cannon Beach, Oregon


Cannon Beach has to be one of Oregon’s most famous and iconic beaches, made so by Haystack Rock which you might have seen featured prominently in several hundreds of photographs. We’d been before but we didn’t recall having children with us at the time, so we made it a point to stop and see the […]

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Fort Clatsop National Historic Park


Our family recently made another trek over to the Oregon Coast. This time we explored the area between Rockaway and Astoria. We’d never spent much time in Astoria before and wanted to make it to a couple of specific places, one of which was Fort Clatsop National Historic Park. Fort Clatsop is the place where Lewis, […]

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Cascadia State Park, Oregon


It rains a lot in Oregon. A lot. At the beginning of summer you’ll see lots of bright white people walking around outside. (It’s an almost blinding effect.) There is an eagerness in the air to spend the entirety of summer (if at all possible) out-of-doors, trying to get some of our color back. We have […]

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G Mart, Asian Grocery Store, Beaverton, Oregon


A month or so back we had a chance to make it up to the Beaverton area. Whenever we are in a new and/or big city, we always search out a Korean restaurant and try to arrive as hungry as possible. On this occasion we checked out G Mart, which is reported to be the best […]

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Covered Bridge Tour, Scio, Oregon


A friend of ours was telling us about a Covered Bridge driving tour which their family had done a few months back. Curious, we asked her where it was located and she passed along this tour information. We hopped in the car, off on a date night adventure, armed with cameras and plenty of time […]

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