A Visit to the International Rose Test Gardens in Portland, OR

As spring starts moving into summer, I find myself anticipating a visit to the Portland International Rose Test Gardens. This year I started feeling this way in early May, probably because Portland has seen unseasonable warm, summer like temps and it’s got me thinking about summer days.

The International Rose Test Gardens are one of […]

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 […]

Tide Pooling at Cannon Beach, Oregon

In the midst of a busy new job and new city/state, we are working hard to balance settling in with some fun exploration every weekend. I was describing this to a new colleague and she shared that when she and her husband first moved to Oregon they coined the term “Exploregon” to describe this type […]