Journals Oregon

Portland Greenspaces: Something for Everyone

Created by Migin on January 31, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

10 Reviews
2 Stories

From tiny to immense, for natural beauty, city views, athletics, or people-watching... Want to spend a few minutes, a few hours, or longer? Somewhere in Portland there’s a park, garden, or greenspace to accommodate you.

Life After Lumber, Silverton Believes

Created by Migin on September 28, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
4 Stories

Once a thriving lumber town, Silverton resurrected itself, focusing on growing things, not harvesting; the temperate rainforest and waterfalls of Silver Falls State Park and the enormously ambitious Oregon Garden. Murals share its past, reintroducing some notable locals like Bobbie the Wonder Dog. Silverton still believes in possibilities.

Along The Oregon Trail to Vancouver

Created by Wildcat Dianne on September 27, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

On the way to the Igougo get-together in Vancouver, BC, I stopped in Baker City, Oregon, a small city in eastern Oregon that was once the social center of the Oregon Trail in the 19th century.

Camping and Car Clout in Florence, Oregon

Created by btwood2 on September 18, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
2 Stories

Florence, at the edge of massive sand dunes, is gateway to Oregon Dunes Recreation Area, where dune buggy is king. Ten miles north, rocky coastal caves and cliffs are home to herds of Steller sea lions. In Old Town Florence on the Siuslaw River, fishermen sell albacore tuna dockside.

Columbia River Gorge: Geology, Myth & Legend

Created by Migin on July 14, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

11 Reviews
1 Story

The Columbia River Gorge (including the Columbia River Gorge Natural Scenic Area), east of Portland, is a landscape of scenic wonders, spectacular waterfalls, unique museums, historical venues, windsurfing, and other water sports. A trip through the gorge can be combined with a visit to beautiful Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood.

North to Alaska!

Created by tamtbell on May 13, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

8 Reviews
1 Story

This was the last portion of our journey from Northern New York to Alaska via the Alaska Canadian Highway which is commonly referred to as the “ALCAN”. We had been advised by many sources to prepare ourselves for one of the most beautiful yet hazardous drives.

Bush's Pasture Park: (A)sahel to Ga(Z)ebos

Created by Migin on February 20, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

Bush Park is 90.5 acres of rolling open meadows, tree copses, a creek, two Victorian era homes-cum-museums (with greenhouses), flower beds, rose garden, flowering shrubs, art gallery, lighted tennis courts, and many recreational features. It hosts a number of events throughout the year.

Seaside, Oregon - A week-end getaway

Created by bebebloom on January 29, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

Seaside, Oregon is a little resort town with an enviable location along the Oregon Coast. It invites with its beautiful sandy beach and an ever-changing seascape of the Pacific Ocean, an open waterfront Promenade, abundance of kid-friendly activities, entertainment and a wide range of shopping and dining.

Planes, Trains, UFOs & Historic McMinnville

Created by Migin on January 16, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

McMinnville’s well-preserved Historic District is a delight to visit, with pleasing architecture, interesting shops, and places to eat. Not a living museum, this is a working town with charm. Nearby attractions include the largest wooden plane ever constructed.

The City of Roses, Where Livability Works

Created by Migin on January 3, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

7 Reviews

A metropolitan area of about two million peppered with interesting neighborhoods, a fantastic mass transit system, wonderful parks, and all the other urban amusement choices you‘d expect, but with lots of great day trip choices within an easy drive. Quirky Portland values its livability and is always working to improve it.

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