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HIKE: Multnomah Falls – Wahkeena Falls Loop

The 620-foot Multnomah Falls is the highest of the 77 named waterfalls on the Oregon side of the Gorge. And here’s another fun fact about this geologic wonder–it’s the second highest continually-flowing waterfall in the country. The upper and lower falls that comprise Multnomah Falls are the first and most impressive cascades you will encounter […]

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Stressed Out? You Need a Holiday Getaway in the City

Have you experienced any of the following in the past week? Hives. Elevated blood pressure. Insomnia. Swearing like a sailor. Increased tolerance to caffeinated beverages. See, I knew it. What you need is a getaway. An emergency pre-holiday getaway. I know, I know. Who has time? The key is to just drop everything, right now, […]

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STAY: Clinton Street Guesthouse

Located in the heart of Portland’s southeast neighborhood near the Hawthorne, Division, and Clinton Street neighborhoods.

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STAY: Hostess House Bed and Breakfast

Gracious hospitality and great cooking!

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STAY: Everett Street Guesthouse

The Everett Street Guesthouse is a lovely 1905 Craftsman style home plus a separate entrance contemporary studio cottage.

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Splendor in the Grass at McMenamins Grand Lodge

A couple of tall, frothy IPAs and  a basketful of cajunized tater tots sat atop the weathered red picnic table during the Yardhouse Pub’s happy hour. Nearby, our toddler frolicked in a patch of splendid green grass. Although only minutes had lapsed since we’d arrived at the McMenamins Grand Lodge, our vacation was off to […]

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Every City Should have a Bluebird Guesthouse

The following Trip Report is a guest post by Brian, my significant other. Thanks, Brian! I’m a transplant to the Pacific Northwest and I still have quite a bit of exploring to do in this lovely corner of the world. So when I heard from my old Chicago friend, Steve, that he was planning a […]

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A Hotel Called Jupiter

There were times when staying at the Jupiter Hotel in Portland’s northeast side that we felt just a little like we’d stepped into a different world. And it had nothing to do with the hotel’s name. You see, hipness has eluded us of late. Somewhere in between the disposable diapers and humming along to our […]

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Get Thee to the Modera

Even a professional cheap sleeper needs a little glamour every now and again. The thing is, I could get used to this! Ever since my family spent a recent night at Portland’s Hotel Modera downtown, I have daydreamed about moving in! For starters, the rooms are beautiful. I love the color palette – soft oranges […]

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A Studio Stay in the Rose City

Newsflash! There is more to budget lodging in PDX than the Ace Hotel Portland! Matt Gross, the frugal travel writer for the New York Times, published his ode to the rose city in May  (Frugal Portland). Where to stay? The Ace Hotel. Sunset magazine’s travel blog dishes on bargain digs. Where to stay in PDX? […]

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