Category Archives: Oregon

Glorious October

It is a bit rare to have a full week of glorious weather in Oregon in October, but it does happen every so often.  It happened during the third week of October this year, and I was lucky enough to … Continue reading

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The 45th Parallel Experience at Domaine Serene

I’ve been lucky to have experienced a few food and wine pairings, and this last one at Domaine Serene, was truly stellar.   I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine region. It was a good thing … Continue reading

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The Road Home

We packed up our bikes and headed out of John Day on a beautiful Sunday morning.   We agreed to take a different route back to Portland, so instead of Highway 26 all the way back, we took 26 to Highway … Continue reading

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Messing Around John Day

We had two full days in John Day to explore the area and the rally.   We ran into the expected, (large amounts of BMW motorcycles), and the unexpected, (a pet bobcat). We spent our two days riding around sightseeing, visiting … Continue reading

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On The Road Again; Portland to John Day and the Chief Joseph Rally

A yearly event since the 1970s for the BMW Riders Of Oregon is the Chief Joseph Rally.  The first several years the rally was held in Joseph, Oregon, named for the famous Nez Perce Chief (Nez Perce call themselves Niimiipuu).  … Continue reading

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Things To Do In And Around Portland

The Great Northwest is second only to Sweden in places I want to be during Midsummer. I am in Portland now, enjoying long summer days and pleasant temperatures. There are many things to do in Portland, as I’ve written about … Continue reading

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Springtime in Oregon

Lilacs are my favorite flower, but timing a visit to Oregon while they are blooming is problematic.  This past winter and spring have been very cold and rainy in Oregon, so most plants are a few weeks behind what they … Continue reading

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Redwoods Road Trip Day 6. The Longest Ride

We rose pretty early on Sunday for the final stretch home.  Lance rose earliest and saw a doe and fawn near the house, capturing them on my camera.   When I popped out of bed to see them, they were … Continue reading

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Redwoods Road Trip Day 2, 101 South

After a relatively early muster of 8 am, we hit 101 headed south.  I had read about a good breakfast stop in a local magazine, the Spoon, so that was our first stop. After eggs and about 3 pots of … Continue reading

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Redwoods Road Trip, Day 1

The idea for a motorcycle road trip to the Redwoods came last fall when I read an article about the Lost Coast in the October 2015 issue of Sunset magazine.  With the purchase of my “new” 1987 BMW K75S in … Continue reading

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