Spring is the New Fall- My Favorite Season in Oregon

Growing up in Minnesota I always professed my love of fall—my favorite season. It was the season filled with the beautiful and colorful tree leaves changing color, wonderful organic smell of dry leaves, low humidity and minimal rain/snow (if we were lucky). Imagine my surprise, as I live through my second spring in Portland, and […]

Leach Botanical Garden

The Stone Cabin

I recently discovered another fun destination while in Exploregon mode.

During a Portland visit from my dad (who lives in MN), I decided exploring Leach Botanical Garden would be a fun activity. The outer SE Portland garden was originally the summer home of Lilla and John Leach, who bought the property […]

Chapman Elementary Swift Watch

Exploregon continues as we learn more about our new city. One organization that I am very interested in getting involved with is the Audubon Society of Portland. As I was reviewing their website and trying to decide how I could get involved, I saw something that I wanted to experience: The Annual Swift Watch.

Every […]