The Five Best Vineyards in Oregon Wine Country Many of Oregon’s vineyards are tucked into the Willamette Valley, where the altitude and weather pattern make for perfect conditions for grapes, as extra sunlight leads to long ripening, and cool nights help the grapes retain acidity. And outside of the Willamette Valley, there are still plenty of wineries to explore.
The Best Waterfalls Near Portland, Oregon Oregon is gushing with waterfalls, and flipping through guidebooks can get overwhelming. Lucky for you, we’ve done the work exploring Portland, Oregon’s most stunning waterfalls and are here to report which ones made our list.
Five Awesome Portland Day Trips Portland itself is teeming with excellent food, craft beer, beautiful parks, and unique arts and music culture. But when visiting the city, you should take advantage of all of the offerings of the grand Pacific Northwest, and explore the region on Portland day trips.
Wandering the Pacific Northwest for a Weekend Roadtrip On a recent long weekend, I wandered the PNW with a fantastic drive around the region highlighted by stops at Mt. Rainier, the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, before a fantastic day on the breathtaking Oregon Coast.
Must-See Attractions in Washington, DC About two minutes before landing at Washington DC's Ronald Reagan National Airport, look to your left and have your phone ready. If you’re lucky, and the flight’s descent follows the path of the Potomac River from the north, you’ll see the city’s stunning sights emerge, one by one. There’s Georgetown, then the Watergate complex, then the Kennedy Center, then the Washington Monument – for a brief second, perfectly aligned with the Capitol dome. What a joy it is to see the United States' defining landmarks come into view.