Museums and Historical

Museum of Glass – Tacoma

What an amazing place to visit! This museum focuses on contemporary glass art and is housed in a cultural and architectural marvel. The 90 foot tall cone shaped building, which looks like it is leaning at an angle, is where the live demonstrations take place. As soon as you enter you can feel the heat….

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Cannon Beach

One of my favorite beaches on the Oregon coast, Cannon Beach is home to the famous Haystack Rock. It is known for its long, sandy shore. Standing tall in the ocean, Haystack Rock is a seasonal haven for tufted puffins. On a headland to the north, trails in Ecola State Park offer sweeping views of…

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Mount Saint Helens – WA

So much to see, I recommend planning a full day to see all that this place has to share. Multiple visitor centers, viewpoints, and areas to explore. The first stop should be the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center at Silver Lake. A museum and exhibits tell the story of the area, while very nice trails…

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Portland Japanese Garden

Portland, Oregon, is home to one of the finer and larger Japanese Gardens in the country. Recently expanded with the new Umami Cafe, which offer tea and snacks, the gardens are constantly being improved and enhanced. A great place to spend a sunny weekend day in the spring. It is located next to the International…

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Clark County Fair

What’s not to like about the Clark County Fair? With so much to do, see, and experience it is one of the Summer highlights of the Portland/Vancouver area. In 2018 the Clark County Fair in Ridgefield, Washington, celebrated it’s 150th anniversary. It is the largest single venue event in the Portland metro area for family entertainment….

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The Gordon House

Ever wanted the opportunity to visit a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home? Here is your big chance, and right here in Oregon! The only Frank Lloyd Wright designed structure in Oregon. The Gordon House is a non-profit historic house museum. Tours are offered by well-trained and knowledgeable volunteer docents. Come for a tour and learn…

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