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>>

Catching Light | I-5 Interstate Bridge

Catching Light on the ‘Bridge’ on I-5 Interstate Bridge is also called I-5 bridge. This bridge over the Columbia River connects Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, Washington. Here are some travel photos for ‘Catching the Light’ This steel bridge also goes by the names: Columbia River InterstateBridge, Vancouver-Portland Bridge & Portland … Read>>

The cheesiest place I have ever been to

I had seen all those Tillamook Cheese ads. I had even picked up some of that cheese from the supermarket, a few times. So, when I got to know that Tillamook Cheese Factory in Oregon was open to the public and that it was a good place to take kids to, I jumped … Read>>

When the sun set on WA-14

One day, I saw the sun setting on a highway (WA SR – 14). Washington 14 (WA-14) runs along that part of Columbia River that flows between the states of Oregon and Washington, in US’s Pacific Northwest. This east -west highway on the Columbia River Gorge makes for a great … Read>>

Seeing Seattle from Space (Needle)

If you could see one thing in Seattle, go to that one place that shows you everything, suggests the brochure of the most popular structure of the city. Now, if you look at the skyline of the city of Seattle in Washington State, you will see that there is one … Read>>

Sunset over the Columbia River

Westward Bound: Both — the sun and Columbia River. (The Columbia River flows westward and empties itself in the Pacific Ocean) A Columbia River sunset. A few pictures form the Interstate Bridge that connects Portland and Vancouver – WA. A late evening shot from the Interstate Bridge on I-5. The … Read>>

Our World | Weeping Cherry Tree

Spring is almost synonymous with flowers.  Ever since I got to see Cherry Blossoms at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, it’s what comes to mind first when the season rolls in. I yearn for the sight of those pretty white flowers that cloud its trees and turn the … Read>>

A two-tiered beauty called Multnomah Falls

They say this place attracts one million visitors every year and in 2013 we were part of the statistics. And I am not surprised that this many people visit Multonomah Falls along the Columbia River Gorge; it really is a sight to behold. The Oregon side of the gorge is … Read>>