Every now and then I like to profile a place from my book, Peaceful Places in Portland. This week it’s off to Oregon City and a rather unknown little treat, the McLoughlin Promenade. Let’s go back in time a little. 1829: Hudson’s Bay Company founds Oregon City. 1844: John McLoughlin buys this land. 1845: Oregon […]
This place is featured in my book, Peaceful Places: Portland. Buy it now from Powells.com! Peaceful Places in Portland: Leach Botanical Garden One way to look at Leach Botanical Garden is that it’s a beautiful little piece of creek-side nature just a couple minutes from the Pick-n-Pull on SE Foster. In that respect alone, […]
Lest we forget that Portland used to be a little river town, that what’s now called Southeast Portland used to be out in the country, let’s go back to 1866. In that year, Portland was a town of a few thousand people on the west side of the Willamette River. What is now the corner of […]
This place is highlighted in my book, Peaceful Places: Portland. There’s this point, just past Washougal, where you officially enter The Gorge. I don’t know if that’s geologically true, but it’s officially true: there’s a big sign for Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and perfectly enough, it’s right past the sewage treatment plant! This […]
Once crazy Christmas season is over, retreat to The Grotto’s Upper Level Gardens, for a quiet walk, expansive views, and a walking or sitting meditation.
Don’t be alarmed by strangers with needles: Acupuncture at this Portland clinic is affordable, accessible, and peaceful.
My new book, “Peaceful Places Portland,” made the cover of the Oregonian’s Living section last weekend. Click here for more media mentions.
Folks are really digging my new book, Peaceful Places: Portland. It’s quite gratifying, as I had a hard time writing it and still didn’t really know what people would think of it. All in all, they seem to dig it. The media, in particular, have picked up on it a lot. First up, let’s share […]
Just a couple of news items from the Oregonian I thought I’d share. One is that the road to Larch Mountain, one of the great viewpoints in the Columbia River Gorge, is now open. The view of the Gorge and Mount Hood from up there is pretty stupendous, and it’s a great place to go […]
Here is something from my book, Peaceful Places: Portland — which you can get a signed copy of at the link. Elk Rock Island It can be easy, when living in Portland, to forget that the Willamette is a river. I know that sounds odd, because what else would it be, but how often do you look […]