Small Town America | Ridgefield – WA at Christmas

Last Christmas was a cold foggy day in Ridgefield-WA. But it was not unpleasant for a morning stroll. So we, along with my bestie’s family drove to the city and walked around the downtown area for a while, taking in Ridgefield at Christmas. The City of Ridgefield lies north of … Read>>

One mighty river gorge, two scenic routes and umpteen vistas

Fall means rainy season in the Pacific Northwest. However, Thanksgiving Day (last year) promised to be a fairly sunny day albeit a cold one and we took advantage of this respite-from-the-rain and decided to go exploring the region. We were in Vancouver, Washington and our plan for the day was … Read>>

Glimpses: Oregon Zoo

Every Zoo has them Giraffes, Tigers and Lions. However there is usually something to set each one apart from the rest. Some zoos stand out because they have animals from a particular geographical area, some, because they they have only a few barely-heard-of animals. (Read: Oakland’s own Little Africa | Exotic animals of Happy … Read>>

Looking for the Best Fish Company?

  We love our Fish and Chips. We love Clam Chowder, too. And now we know of a place in Southern Washington that serves really good stuff – both Fish and Chips and Chowder. I’m quite certain Pacific Northwest Best Fish Company will disappoint few. We first heard of this … Read>>

Spotted: Circumhorizontal Arc (?)

I had never seen anything like this; at least not until a few months ago. We were driving back to Portland,OR from the Tillamook area, when I spotted this fascinating natural phenomenon in the eastern sky. I would have called this colourful thing in the sky ‘a rainbow of some … Read>>

A Tulip Fest or a visual feast?

“Ten thousands saw I at a glance Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.” * Only they weren’t Daffodils, but Tulips. The Daffodils were almost out of season and the Tulips had taken center stage. The place was Wooden Shoe Tulip Farms and the occasion was the annual Tulip Fest that … Read>>

Our World: Tulip Time

If it is April and you find yourself in Oregon or Washington — remember it is time for Tulips — you might want to treat yourself to this gorgeous sight: Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon Some Tulip events you could check out: Skagit Tulip Festival, Washington Woodland Tulip Festival, Washington … Read>>

Winter 2014: Snowshots

Does it snow in Ridgefield? They say it doesn’t snow a whole lot in the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan area. However the area got its third snowfall of the season earlier this month — the most thus far, causing a few road accidents, school closures and cancellation of several public events. Some … Read>>

For a taste of Bollywood and Desi street food

There’s a place not so far away from Downtown Portland where they serve Indian Street food in a large room with small tables surrounded by mismatched chairs. The mismatched chairs, some of them wobbly, only add to the character of the place. You’ll find antiques of all kinds crowding the … Read>>