On the Foodie Trail in Suburban Portland

In another life, perhaps, I might have been a blacksmith in Clackamas County. When Bob Denman picked up his mallet and tongs, and went to work hammering out a custom Read More …

7 Great Reasons to Visit Pacific City & Cape Kiwanda

Located halfway between Lincoln City and Tillamook on the northern Oregon coast, Pacific City sits on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in North America. You really don’t Read More …

Beaujolais Wines and Oregon Gamay Noir

Some years ago, when Willamette Valley wine producers began searching for a grape to complement the Pinot Noir for which Oregon has become renowned, they cast their eyes and palates Read More …

How to Take Better Forest and Tree Photos

After our trip to the Redwood State and National Parks near Eureka, California, I was inspired to write some tips for better forest photography.  Forests are beautiful but when we Read More …

Bozeman, Montana: Gateway to Yellowstone

Ask our favorite city in the state of Montana, and we don’t have to think twice. It’s Bozeman, in the Gallatin Valley just 80 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. Read More …

The Geology of Calistoga Wine

A lot of factors go into the creation of an American Viticultural Area, better known as an AVA. An afternoon at Calistoga’s Jericho Canyon Vineyard with professor David Howell demonstrated Read More …