Oregon Odyssey

Flowers of Oregon

    Patty and I, as soon as we began exploring Portland, were in awe of the gorgeous flowers, especially roses, growing everywhere.  The beauty of the Portland International Rose Test Garden was astounding – adjectives were inadequate.     I’d...

Leg #5: Klamath Falls to Bend – Rogue, Deschutes Rivers & 97

                                                                       We recommend the Olympic Inn as a decent place to spend the night in Klamath Falls – its also close to Route 97 that will hug the Rogue and Deschutes Rivers most of the pleasant 2 – 3 hour ride. ...

Leg #1: Portland to Astoria – A Tale of Two Cities

  World famous Welcome to Portland & Old Town sign.   I first became aware of Portland back in college when I studied the work of urban sociologist Neil Goldschmidt who cautioned against urban and suburban sprawl – low density made mass transportation...