History

Get A Bowl Of World Famous Clam Chowder At This Newport, Oregon Restaurant

Just a year after World War II ended in 1946, Mohava Marie Niemi (Mo) and her friend Freddy opened a restaurant called Freddie & Mo's on the waterfront in Newport, Oregon. Ever since that day Mo's has been a Newport institution and has drawn in hungry visitors from around the world including...

Pixieland: The Northwest’s Forgotten Disneyland of the Oregon Coast

I'm a serious Oregon history buff, especially when it comes to the lost, forgotten, and slightly wacky. Occasionally I find the time to write about the ones with special meaning to me, like lost treasure legends, roadside oddities, and entire areas that have now disappeared beneath bodies of...

This Mt. Hood Oregon Restaurant Has The Best Food On The Mountain

Built in 1926, the Barlow Trail Roadhouse is full of history and has been well loved by locals and travelers for 96 years. If you're in Welches, Oregon or traveling over Mount Hood on Highway 26, you'll want to stop in for a piece of delicious peanut butter pie, country fried steak and eggs or...

Hal’s Hamburgers: Making the Best Burger in Pendleton For 70 Years

For those math-lazy folks like me, that's 1952. Wrap your brain around that for a moment. Eisenhower had just been elected president. Elizabeth II started her tenure as Queen of England. A pound of hamburger cost $.53. The average price of a new car was $1700, and you could drive it up to get a...

Six Of The Prettiest Covered Bridges To Visit In Oregon This Fall

From Oregon's oldest remaining covered bridge, to the widest covered bridge in the state, and the all around most gorgeous covered bridge Oregon has to offer, Oregon has 50 remaining covered bridges to visit. Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year in Oregon, and covered bridges are some...
The High Desert Museum Features Live Eagles, Native American Heritage And Pioneer Living

The High Desert Museum Features Live Eagles, Native American Heritage And Pioneer Living

When people think of Oregon they often think of lush green forests, but many don't know that almost two thirds of Oregon is actually high desert. One of my favorite places to learn about Oregon's high desert and the animals that live there is the High Desert Museum...

Marie Dorion: The Most Badass Woman in Oregon History

Marie Dorion: The Most Badass Woman in Oregon History

Modern schoolkids can probably name two famous Native American women: Sacajawea and Pocahontas. With good reason. Both were amazing females who more than deserve their place in American History. So why have so few heard of Marie Dorion and her epic journey to Oregon?...

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