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Oregon Coast

Oregon Wine, Coffee & Beaches: A Day on Oregon’s Central Coast

  I had one day on the Central Oregon Coast, so I had to make it count. I wanted low key. Relaxing. A day to enjoy nature and ignore the usual tourist attractions. I was with my sister, so it was a day for laughing, remembering stories from our childhood, and creating new moments. We started out in Newport. I’d …

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Oregon Wine, Coffee & Beaches: Wine Tasting

A trip to Oregon’s Willamette Valley wouldn’t be complete without a little wine tasting. Since I only had a few days, we decided to hit a few of the smaller wineries in this up-and-coming wine region that produces some of the best wines in the country. Eola Hills Winery in Rickreall, west of Salem, is a great little winery with …

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Corvallis

Oregon Wine, Coffee & Beaches: Corvallis and Willamette Valley

Corvallis, Oregon is a beautiful little town with a lot going for it. Of 53,000 residents, 19,000 are Oregon State University (OSU) students. The university has seen such graduates as Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling and Heisman trophy winner Terry Baker. It’s home to a selection of special projects, like the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium. The town was named …

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Voodoo Doughnut

Oregon Wine, Coffee, and Beaches – Day 1: Portland

  I recently visited my sister in Oregon and spent a half day exploring downtown Portland. That half day was spent eating. We left the airport and made a beeline straight for Voodoo Doughnut. There are two locations in town, but we stopped at the one at 22 SW 3rd Avenue. Voodoo Doughnut has some unforgettable doughnuts.   We picked a …

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