Archive for the 'Oregon' Category

Point Loma Lighthouse Offers More Than A Glimpse Into California History

Mike Padgett -

March 31, 2012 SAN DIEGO, Calif. – We need to slow down. Every time we see a lighthouse in the distance, I’m on cruise control and my Best Friend/Navigator  is checking maps and voice mail. By the time my brain alerts my foot on the accelerator, those beacons of history standing guard at the edge […]

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Historic Hotel in Portland Offers an Elegant Detour

Mike Padgett -

Oct. 27, 2011 PORTLAND, Ore. – What is happening here? Are the visitors entering a time portal into Oregon history? They remember handing their car keys to the bellman and the concierge following them with their luggage from the curb near Fourth and Pine streets. Downtown Portland is busy, with its eclectic mix of office […]

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A Drive Through an Oregon Forest to Reach Pounding Surf

Mike Padgett -

Oct. 2, 2011 YACHATS, Ore. – Most of the time, we we were alone on the winding highway while we drove west through the Siuslaw National Forest in western Oregon. It was late afternoon. Sunbeams became rays of gold filtering through the mist and the branches of moss-covered evergreens crowding Highway 34. Unfortunately, the two-lane […]

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Oregon Troubadour Casey Neill’s Creative Odyssey, From Folk to Alt-Rock

Mike Padgett -

Sept. 3, 2010 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – It was in late July 2009 when I first heard Casey Neill’s music. My Best Friend and I were staying at a historic hotel in downtown Portland, Ore. She was surfing the TV channels when she stopped on Oregon Public Broadcasting. The program was a new feature about Neill, […]

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