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Visiting Oregon: Choose Your Own Adventure

Coming to visit Oregon sometime before the next rapture sucks us all up to Heaven? Here’s a photo list of some of the places you might go. (Let your mouse linger on the photo to see where it’s from.)

If you need motivation, hopefully these pics will make you say, “I want to go to there!”


West Portland, the ‘Burbs, & Wine Country

Columbia River Gorge

Oregon Coast

Now you just have to let me know where you want to go!

*Note: If you are from Oregon or have visited, I’d love to post a pic of your favorite spot in the Pacific Northwest! Get in touch or post a comment.


Photos can be used for non-commercial/non-promotional purposes. Please credit to Evelyn Shoop, 2011.

Photo Saturday: Horses in Hood River

Last weekend we were in Hood River, Oregon, an hour west of Portland. The Hood River Valley spans from the base of Mount Hood to the Columbia River, and it’s phenomenally beautiful.

Hood River boasts the state’s best wind surfing, great breweries, and some of the most productive fruit orchards.

In a former life I used to play with ponies in Hood River. (That didn’t translate so well in the New York City where I took up change-bell ringing instead.)

On Sunday we stopped at my trainer Tedi’s new barn, which doesn’t have a snooty name yet, but is unofficially known as “Tedi’s Barn of A Million Rules.”  It’s probably worth following the rules if this is what you get.