Yaquina Lighthouse, Oregon

For over 150 years Newport, Oregon has been a premier beach destination for visitors and travelers from near and far. Located roughly in the center of the Oregon Coast, approximately 120 miles from Portland and 85 miles from Salem, Newport is the perfect destination for a quick visit or an extended stay. This quaint but modern […]


Goonies House in Astoria Orego

Do you remember that ‘80s movie about a group of teenagers who were on a quest to retrieve forgotten treasures of a pirate named One-Eyed Willie? If you want to relive scenes from the hit movie “The Goonies”, spend some time touring around Astoria, Oregon, including a stop of at the Goonie House. Also check out […]


Pacific Northwest Getaway: Astoria, Oregon

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 28, 2011

View of Astoria from Astoria Column

Located near the mouth of the mighty Columbia River, between Washington and Oregon, Astoria is a city of around 10,000.  It’s easily accessible from Portland (about a two hour drive northwest) and Seattle (about a three and a half to four hour drive southwest), making it an easy Pacific Northwest weekend getaway and giving you […]


Photo Friday: Fishing Boats in Astoria, Oregon

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 23, 2011

Astoria fishing boats

Astoria, Oregon, located near the mouth of the mighty Columbia River, has a storied history that tells of the settling of the western coast of the United States. The Lewis & Clark expedition nearly made it to Astoria, stopping short in Fort Clatsop to the west, and decades later John Jacob Astor, for whom the […]