For more than 30 years my four sisters and I, accompanied by our parents, spouses, significant others, and children, gathered for an annual summer family reunion.
Portland appeals because of its small-town but cosmopolitan aura, the friendliness of the citizenry, its lovely hillside parks, and its sweeping sense of history, starting with Lewis and Clark.
Mt. Hood is the loveliest of the Cascade chain of extinct volcanoes in Oregon.While touring, see the Hood River Valley, lumbering at Elkhorn, and the Timberline Lodge.
Beauty of nature in a high-desert setting and diverse outdoor sports attract visitors to the Bend region of Central Oregon.