Whenever I give folks my one-day tour of Portland, we always wind up at Rocky Butte. Whether we’ve been up to Timberline Lodge, wandering the Gorge, or walking the city’s neighborhoods, I always want to close the day with the view from the little park on top of the Butte. It’s the best overall view […]
Don’t be alarmed by strangers with needles: Acupuncture at this Portland clinic is affordable, accessible, and peaceful.
Water trickling. Kids giggling. Flowers blooming. Tall grass swaying in the breeze. A duck paddling on a pond. Where are we? The corner of NW 11th and Marshall, in Tanner Springs Park. One wouldn’t normally associate “Pearl District” with “peaceful,” but over here at the north end we’re kind of on the edge. Over by […]
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.
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 […]