Cannon Beach and its army of rocks

Because this is when the rains make way for beach-weather in the Pacific Northwest,* let’s go see Cannon Beach on Oregon’s Coast. Cannon Beach is not just a beach but a whole city by the sea in Northern Oregon and is just around an hour and half’s drive from Portland,… Read>>

PhotoFeature: Portland Japanese Garden in Winter

I seem to have an affinity for Japanese Gardens. Landscaped with rich greenery and dotted with stone and bronze sculptures not to mention the ponds in them, these gardens seem to have a soothing effect on me. When I walked in through the gates of Portland Japanese Garden, it became… Read>>

Our World | Mt. Hood

You don’t have to go all the way to ‘Mt. Hood’ to see Mt. Hood. It is tall, imposing and unmissable. With its clear cut form and its elevation, this mountain is visible from most of Portland, Oregon and it’s surroundings. Standing at 11, 249 ft, Mt. Hood is also… Read>>

Astoria from Astoria Column

I told you a bit about the Astoria Column and showed you a little bit of Astoria. Now let me show you Astoria from Astoria Column, which is over 600 ft above sea level. Being in that seaside town where the voluminous Columbia River meets the Great Pacific, called for… Read>>

Astoria: Charming, picturesque and historical

Our trip to Astoria, Oregon started at Vancouver, Washington.  Now, anybody who is familiar with the Portland-Vancouver Area will tell you that you just have to cross the river and you will find yourself in the neighbouring state. True, but this time we had to take Interstate 5 and drive… Read>>

Monday Mural | Found on Astoria Column

Last week on Monday Mural, I showed you some murals from the seaside town of Astoria.  Let me tell you that there’s more to see, here. So today I’ll show you what you can rightly call some ‘must-see art’ here in this city-by-the-Columbia-River-and-the-Pacific-Ocean. It was in this coastal town that… Read>>

Monday Mural | Found in Astoria

Today we go further north — from Portland to Astoria in Oregon. I found these murals in the seaside town of Astoria in (northwestern) Oregon. Astoria, which lies at the intersection of the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia river has many stories to tell: of Native Americans, shipwrecks and trade. Now lets have… Read>>

MondayMural | Found in Portland

I found this Old Town mural in Portland Oregon in the year 2013.  This impressive mural seems to portray nightlife and it looks like it is four-stories tall. Do you happen to know more about this mural? Or the artist (s) of this work of art? Linking to Monday Mural… Read>>

Monday Mural| Found near the Cascade Range

Ronald McDonald in a mural is not something you might not have seen. However, I had to take a picture of this one, because I caught what I thought might be Mt. Hood in the background. So maybe I could call this the Ronald McDonald- Mt. Hood mural. Today we are… Read>>