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 […]
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 […]
I am working on a new book called Peaceful Places in Portland. It’s part of a national series from the same folks who published 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland, Day and Section Hikes on the Oregon PCT (coming soon), and Best Tent Camping: Oregon. Peaceful Places is due in the fall, if I […]
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 […]
This week our Peaceful Place in Portland is Leach Botanical Garden. Leach Botanical Garden Category: Parks and Gardens 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, it’s remarkable. That so few […]
I am still slogging away on a book called Peaceful Places in Portland, and occasionally I share a little find. This one isn’t so much a “find” as it is something I just love about Portland: Rocky Butte. Read all about it over at PeacefulPortland.com. And you can join the project on its Facebook page […]