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B.I.G. (Breweries in the Gorge)

By Heather Larson A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLORFUL KITEBOARDS. A medley of hiking options. Never-ending scenic splendor. You’ve arrived at the Columbia River Gorge. Augment all...

B.C.’s Southern Sunshine Coast

By Nancy Mueller British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast stretches 112 miles on Highway 101 from Howe Sound to Desolation Sound, connecting quiet coastal communities, sandy beaches,...

HOODS, MARIONS AND MORE – A GUIDE TO OREGON BERRIES

By Carrie Uffindell MARIONBERRIES. BOYSENBERRIES. HOOD STRAWBERRIES. Oregon-grown berries are as iconic and flavorful as Willamette Valley pinot noir, chocolate-coated hazelnuts or fresh Dungeness crab. And...

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE – IN THE NW CRAFT BEVERAGE SCENE

By Nancy Mueller GINGER JOHNSON’S FORAY into the world of beer began with a simple question: Why aren’t more women enjoying beer? More than a...

NEW SOJOURNS AT THE STEPHANIE INN – Cannon Beach, OR

By Mattie John Bamman THE OREGON COAST IS PUNCTUATED WITH HIDDEN, one-of-a-kind dining experiences, from eating crabs straight off the boat dock-side, to shucking oysters...

Creating a Net-Zero Nest

By Brian Libby Photography by Mark Woods Photography Whether it’s to save money on energy, to save the planet or to have a resilient safe-haven...

Boat and Beer in Grants Pass, Oregon

By Jade Helm Northwesterners are adept at finding new ways to make and drink beer. The Paddled Pub (thepaddledpub.com), based out of the Southern Oregon town...

A Tranquil Getaway in Skamokawa, Washington

By Tracy Beard Skamokawa is a quiet escape from city life, but in the 19th century it was one of the largest towns in the...

SADDLE UP IN WINE COUNTRY

By Carrie Uffindell DID YOU KNOW HORSES MAKE VERY COMPETENT designated drivers? Climb in the saddle and be serenaded by the clip-clop of hoofbeats as...

Best Carousel in North America

Albany Historic Carousel & Museum ALBANY, OREGON Magic and discovery… it’s the perfect recipe in Albany, Oregon—a community where history and heritage meld with...

BED AND BREW: B&BS NEAR BREWPUBS IN THE PNW

By Brandon Fralic NEARLY EVERYBODY LOVES A GOOD BED AND BREAKFAST. Leisurely mornings at these unique properties offer an unparalleled experience, personalized for every guest. Prefer...

A SEATTLE “GASTROCATION”

SOON AFTER MY TRAVEL COMPANION AND I CLAIMED A SEAT at the bar in Scout PNW, the restaurant at Seattle’s Thompson Hotel (thompsonhotels.com), and ordered...

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