Fort Stevens was named for General Isaac Ingalls Stevens, first Governor of Washington Territory, who died a hero of the Civil War of 1862.
A waterfall as magnificent and memorable as any in the country is located just a 30- minute drive outside of Portland.
I can’t help but notice the crackle from inside the monstrous fireplace. There’s something about a warm fire that tugs at me and whispers “sit, take a moment, relax and enjoy.”
Driving through the Columbia River Gorge it hits you that over the course of thousands of years, the landscape was carved from the earth creating the majestic beauty.
It’s been called everything from the “Crown Jewel” of Oregon Parks, to the most expensive comfort station in Oregon history, but the views can only be called stunning.
NOTICE: The Museum is temporarily closed, but plans to relocate soon.
The Bonneville Fish Hatchery is the “it” location, especially if you are a salmon.
So who should I run into in downtown Eugene but Ken Kesey, the great Oregon novelist who wrote “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?” Kesey passed away in 2001 and no, the late author’s presence wasn’t the ultimate prank
Whether you are looking for a quick day trip, to hold a conference or an extended camping trip, Silver Falls State Park offers something for any length of stay.
The rose gardens are all outside, and this being Oregon, best to check the weather forecast before you spend the day. The trails are graveled, so while during the wet season boots might not hurt, they are optional. Bring your camera during bloom season to practice some macro-photography of roses, and wider landscape shots are also nice.