Weekend in Bend, OR

March 11 – 13, 2016 – We’d never been to Bend, OR, and were looking forward to a road trip.  We headed out Friday afternoon, supplied with baguette sandwiches from Fred Meyers, chips, water… and the reminder to make sure to stop for gas before crossing the border. The drive was uneventful, and thankfully not very…

Tillamook and Oceanside, OR

June 15, 2013 – This morning we meant to get up early, but jet lag and a long week led to a more leisurely breakfast. Fortunately this gave the fog time to clear and we were soon on our way out of Portland and headed to Tillamook. Tillamook is home to Tillamook Cheese, a collective…

Flying to Portland

June 14, 2013 –  Louisa headed out early to Boston Logan, which was fortunate because traffic was horrid, even at 3:00 pm. (Side note – if you’re flying out of Logan on a Friday, assume it will take about 1.5 hours to get to the airport from I-93/I-95.) On the plus side, there was plenty…

Pacific Northwest: Cannon Beach and Cape Disappointment

May 30, 2009 – We arrived in Cannon Beach before the lunch crowds, and decided to take advantage of the lull by getting some great chowder and fish and chips from a local restaurant, the Ecola Seafoods Restaurant and Market.  We got our grub and sat at the counter overlooking the window.  We saw an…

Pacific Northwest: Portland and Seaside

May 29, 2009 – We decided that we would like to see Oregon and Washington while we’re still west of the Mississippi.  So, at the end of May we took a whirlwind trip, from Portland to Seattle via the Pacific coast.  We flew into the airport at Portland, and almost made it out of the…