Pacific Northwest Road Trip
Collected by Elizabeth Blanton
855 U.S. 101, Reedsport, OR 97467, USA
Lonely, rugged, and undeniably beautiful: this is the central Oregon coast in mid-July. It's easy to forget the hour, the year, and that you're three hours from Portland, but your position on the edge of a continent seems difficult to ignore.
NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209, USA
You can catch a glimpse of Mount Hood looming on the horizon from the city of Portland, Oregon. Look through the Douglas firs and find it. If you're in Portland, seek higher ground—preferably a rooftop or balcony—crack open a Mirror Pond, Rogue,...
15 S Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520, USA
This summer I got to see Henry V in the pit of the Globe Theater in London (yeah 5 pound tickets!). It was an amazing experience, but I realized I had traveled across the planet for the original, but had not visited my own state's famous Oregon...
310 Oak St #1, Ashland, OR 97520, USA
TOT always is serving the unexpected. They have a new special everyday. This is a picture of Sean, owner of TOT, who always smiles. His friend Andrew, is the other owner and chef. Andrew is great at creating new flavor experiences and was french...
I've seen pictures, I've heard stories, but when I actually saw Crater Lake with my own eyes, all I could think was "Is this for real?!?!" Yes - water is THAT blue, clean and clear Yes - you feel like you're on a different planet YES - it will...
The redwood groves of Northern California seem to exist in a magical dimension on the outskirts of time. The Elk Meadow Cabins in Orick are six renovated loggers' homes inside the boundaries of the park. I stayed in the Johnny Redwood Cabin with...
91814 Cape Blanco Road, Port Orford, OR 97465, USA
I'd had a magical day working my way down the southwestern stretch of the Oregon coast, stopping along the way for hikes on the state park trails to stretch my legs. With two hours left of daylight I arrived at Cape Blanco to check out the...
1020 Lighthouse Rd, Winchester Bay, OR 97467, USA
While scouting out the remaining lighthouses left standing on the Oregon coast, I was lucky enough time my visit with two gray whales. There's a vintage whale watching station just across the parking lot at the Umpqua River Lighthouse and with a...
Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, OR 97145, USA
You know how we hold our breath when we go underwater? Mussels hold their water when the tides recede, as happens here on the misty and moody and every now and then sunny Oregon coast. Later we popped into a seafood place down the road. The...
Arcadia Beach, Oregon 97102, USA
Driving along the Oregon Coast on Highway 101 is an experience that rivals any scenic drive in the world. The popular destination in Northwest Oregon on the coast is Haystack Rock, but the journey that takes you there from the south is equally...