Fall in Oregon is a treat, and while it wasn’t my first Oregon Fall, it was my first as a resident. It might be my favourite season, or that might be Spring. Or Winter. Or Summer. Maybe I’m just really excited to have seasons again.
Fall saw a lot of change for me, which seemed appropriate given the season shift. As the leaves changed, and the weather got cooler, these are some of the adventures I went on.
The Washington Side of the Gorge and Skamania
With most of the Oregon side trails closed thanks to the Eagle Creek fire recovery process, I took this opportunity to explore the Washington side for a change. A quick getaway to Skamania and a sunny fall day was a welcome respite from the working week.
Hiyu Wine Farm
Ever since sampling the country wine from Hiyu Wine Farm I wanted to get back up there and taste the full selection. The wine tasting is a little unusual in that each tasting comes with a very small taste of food to pair with the wine. Every morsel (and they’re literally morsels – we’re a talking a slice of potato, A mushroom) is perfectly paired and brings out the layers of the wine. It’s well worth a trip.
Running away to the coast for a day, a night, whatever, has become my go-to. This day was particular special when an afternoon hike turned into an overnight adventure at the coast.
From Top to Bottom: The Wishing Tree and “Good Sign” in my neighborhood, Por Que No. The Rose Garden, Halloween at Emily’s, Forest Park.
From Top to Bottom: Goats on set, a work road trip past Detroit Lake on our way to Bend, Japanese Garden with my amazing team.
The Grotto is a Catholic shrine in North Portland. It’s an interesting spot, with this incredible elevator that takes you up into a beautiful garden with hidden chapels and altars and sweeping views of the city.
Stay tuned for more from Oregon as I get back into the swing of bloggy things.