Attractions: Sightseeing

Fort Stevens was named for General Isaac Ingalls Stevens, first Governor of Washington Territory, who died a hero of the Civil War of 1862.

Region: Northern Coast

A waterfall as magnificent and memorable as any in the country is located just a 30- minute drive outside of Portland.

I can’t help but notice the crackle from inside the monstrous fireplace. There’s something about a warm fire that tugs at me and whispers “sit, take a moment, relax and enjoy.”

Driving through the Columbia River Gorge it hits you that over the course of thousands of years, the landscape was carved from the earth creating the majestic beauty.

City: The Dalles

It’s been called everything from the “Crown Jewel” of Oregon Parks, to the most expensive comfort station in Oregon history, but the views can only be called stunning.

NOTICE: The Museum is temporarily closed, but plans to relocate soon.

City: Hood River

The Bonneville Fish Hatchery is the “it” location, especially if you are a salmon.

So who should I run into in downtown Eugene but Ken Kesey, the great Oregon novelist who wrote “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?”  Kesey passed away in 2001 and no, the late author’s presence wasn’t the ultimate prank

Tags: Sightseeing
City: Eugene

Whether you are looking for a quick day trip, to hold a conference or an extended camping trip, Silver Falls State Park offers something for any length of stay.

City: Silverton

The state's only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house originally occupied a scenic setting on the south side of the Willamette River, near the Charbonneau development in Wilsonville. Completed in 1964 for Conrad and Evelyn Gordon, the house was an example of Wright's efforts to design affordable housing for families earning modest incomes. He called the style Usonian, an acronym for United States of North America, and it was characterized by use of inexpensive, mass-produced, local materials and an open floor plan that encouraged social gatherings. Only 60 of them were ever built.

City: Silverton