It’s cool to be a tourist at the Original Starbucks

Whether or not you’re a regular customer at Starbucks, if you’re familiar with the chain and happen to be in Seattle, swinging by the original Starbucks at 1912 Pike Place in Seattle is a pretty neat experience. I’ve probably been to Starbucks a few dozen times in my life, and it’s not part of my… More It’s cool to be a tourist at the Original Starbucks

I can’t decide if Seattle’s Gum Wall is more gross or fascinating

When I stop to think about all the places to see in Seattle, the one that baffles me the most is the Gum Wall: How did an alley decorated with used chewing gum become such a famous and popular tourist attraction?? I don’t know, but I gave into the hype and spent a few minutes… More I can’t decide if Seattle’s Gum Wall is more gross or fascinating

Catch captivating views of Emerald City from the Space Needle

When in Seattle, there’s no question that the iconic Space Needle is a spot you shouldn’t miss out on. Built in 1962, the Space Needle is 605 feet tall and was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River at the time. Tickets to the Space Needle cost $19-$29, depending on the time of day… More Catch captivating views of Emerald City from the Space Needle

One of Oregon’s most influential families used to live in this grandiose mansion

For a nominal fee of $10, you can explore Pittock Mansion, a grandiose home that was previously owned by one of the most influential families in Oregon. Built in 1914, Pittock Mansion was owned by Henry Pittock, the owner of a newspaper called The Oregonian. Today it’s a museum where visitors can get a glimpse… More One of Oregon’s most influential families used to live in this grandiose mansion

This 249-foot waterfall is a sight to see along the Columbia River Gorge

Multnomah Falls might be the most frequently visited spot along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, but there are other places along the Gorge that are worthy of seeing, too. One of them is Latourell Falls, which is just six miles west of Multnomah Falls. There’s an easy 2.1- to 2.4-mile loop (sources vary on… More This 249-foot waterfall is a sight to see along the Columbia River Gorge

Destination appreciation: International Rose Test Garden

One of the best investments of time I made in Portland was at the International Rose Test Garden. It was a place I’d read about briefly online and one that was free of charge to visit. According to Travel Portland, It’s the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States, and… More Destination appreciation: International Rose Test Garden