Location Love, Originals

11 People Share What They Like About The Holidays In The PNW

“Winter Wonderland” doesn’t always mean snow and ice and crackling fireplaces (although, those are definitely nice, too). It can mean lots of things, to lots of people, as shown by the responses we received to December’s Question of the Month: What do you like about spending the holidays in the PNW? Katie (Western Washington): I love… Read More 11 People Share What They Like About The Holidays In The PNW

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Location Love [Special Edition]: Our Favorite Holiday Albums, And Where To Enjoy Them

Editor’s note: this week, we’re doing something a little different. Julia and I split Location Love duties to give you a peek into our December lives – Dena Julia’s Picks Vince Guaraldi – A Charlie Brown Christmas  We have traditions in our house about Christmas movies and Christmas music. For me, the jazz notes of A… Read More Location Love [Special Edition]: Our Favorite Holiday Albums, And Where To Enjoy Them

Location Love, Originals, PNW Love

Location Love: Somewhere Between a Winery and a Hazelnut Farm, Willamette Valley, OR

There is no shortage of picturesque views in the Pacific Northwest, it’s true, but the variety of places within a few hours’ driving distance from my home still never ceases to amaze me. This photograph is taken on a hill in the Willamette Valley in Forest Grove, OR. The Portland metro area is one of… Read More Location Love: Somewhere Between a Winery and a Hazelnut Farm, Willamette Valley, OR