Day Trips from Portland

Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood

The Timberline Lodge

All Work And No Play… Just kidding. A trip to the Timberline Lodge is actually not a lot of work, and once there, there is plenty of opportunity to play. The outside of the building was used for the exterior shots of the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining. (The interior and, alas, […]

Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge

columbia river gorge

Gorge-ous Views of the Columbia River Gorge from Multnomah Falls Just beyond the city limits of Portland lies some pretty amazing natural beauty. The Columbia River Gorge is just minutes from downtown, yet it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. The Columbia River starts in Canada and winds its way southwest to […]

Goonies Tour of Astoria, OR

goonies house

Goonies never say die! When I was a kid, my family and I went to stay with some of my parents’ friends for a weekend. These friends also had kids about our age, and one night, all of the kids watched The Goonies in the basement while the parents played cards upstairs. Everything was going […]