Friday, May 28, 2010

oregon: days 1-3

it's been two days (so far) in oregon, and the weather theme has been rain, drizzle, clouds, etc.

instead of getting down about not being able to hike, pete and i shifted focus. see, oregon is well known for its vinyards and brewpubs.

the pictures (below) help to describe how the story has unfolded:

the beginning: bridgeport brewery (portland, oregon)
super 8 motel
thompson brewery (a subsidiary of mcmanamins

stephanie (the bartender) marcus, and holly provided us with tourist suggestions

great harvest bread house (salem, oregon)
mahan, mike and several customers helped us plan a wine-tasting tour, and 
the pursuit of the elusive pino noir grape

redhawk winery (north salem, oregon)

cubanisimo  vinyards

 pete and briana (our wine server)

willamette valley winery (oregon
lois and rachel served up an unending selection of vino
the gate (and our car) the brand-new toyota camry 

left: deer, conducting an oregon grape-tasting tour

villiard street pub: eugene, oregon 
home of the oregon ducks, and, (of course) "big foot"

oregon dunes national recreation area
oregon’s pacific coastline (seals, gray whales, cliffs, powerful surf)

rogue brewery (newport, oregon), next to
the great american inn at yaquina bay

depoe bay
below: depoe winery

.........................pete, at the sea hag
below: the coast guard rescues a surfer...
just north of newport, oregon
below: pete, brian and ashley
on the beach in lincoln city, oregon
below: dinner at brian and ashley's place
below: a lazy river


  1. Beautiful scenery everywhere and so much beer, so little time. Hope you three are having a wonderful time!

    Love ya all,

  2. yes, jean, we are howling!

    next time, you'll be with us!