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Newport, OR

Newport, OR

Greetings from Newport, Oregon! Newport is a quaint coastal town located about 140 miles southwest of Vancouver along the central Oregon coast. Newport is most well-known for the Oregon Coast Aquarium and it was on the agenda for our day in Newport, but it wasn’t the...
Astoria, OR

Astoria, OR

Greetings from Astoria, Oregon! Astoria is a small town located about 95 miles northwest of Vancouver. Astoria is situated at the mouth of the Columbia River. It is actually the worst place in the world for ships, its nickname is the Graveyard of the Pacific having...
Corvallis, OR

Corvallis, OR

Greetings from Corvallis, Oregon! Corvallis is a small town located about 90 miles south of Vancouver. Corvallis is home to Oregon State University, the Beavers. Papa’s nephew Leo is currently attending OSU. Papa almost attended OSU himself, but instead chose to...
Albany, OR

Albany, OR

Greetings from Albany, Oregon! Albany is a small town located 75 miles south of Vancouver. Albany is situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley, which is Oregon’s wine country. Not that we are big wine connoisseurs, actually Papa doesn’t drink at all. We are...
Portland Food Trucks

Portland Food Trucks

Greetings from Portland, Oregon! We are visiting downtown Portland’s famous food trucks for some different and delicious types of food.  The food truck scene in Portland has been on the rise for over a decade and many of them have been featured on Food Network and The...
Christmas in Dairyville

Christmas in Dairyville

Greetings from Alpenrose Dairy’s Christmas in Dairyville! Alpenrose Dairy is located in southwest Portland, Oregon, just a short 30 minute drive from Vancouver. The dairy was established in 1916, so this year is Alpenrose’s 100th anniversary....