Public and Private Gardens

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

One of the hidden gems of the Pacific Northwest, at least for us anyway. After 27 years of living in Vancouver, just north of Portland, we visited for the first time recently. Unbeknownst to us we picked the perfect day. The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is to the east of Mount Rainier near the town…

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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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