Let us help you discover the best of Oregon
Welcome to our little corner of the internet! We’re Matt and Alysha, the Portland-based couple behind this site dedicated to helping you make the most out of your time exploring Oregon.
We write detailed travel guides to our favorite destinations in Oregon all based on our own experiences (which is surprisingly rare on the internet, these days).
Our intention is to use share our experiences exploring Oregon to help you plan your own incredible trip.
We Love Oregon. And we think you will too.
We’ve fallen head-over-heels in love with Oregon over the past several years.
The flame started with countless trips to Portland. And a two month road trip around the state living in our van cemented it as our forever home.
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Hey hey! We’re Matt and Alysha.
We live in Portland, Oregon, and use it as a home base for exploring the rest of the state.
While neither of us grew up in Oregon, we’ve fallen head over heels in love with the state over the past few years, and finally made the move to Portland after five years of saying things like “now’s not quite right, maybe in a few years.”
To be honest, until a few years ago, we had never really thought about exploring Oregon. Matt is from Seattle, Alysha from Northern California, and Oregon was just a little too close to home, often skipped over for “sexier” destinations.
Until 2020, when we spent a full two months living in our converted Honda Odyssey on a road trip around Oregon.
From the towering snow-capped peaks of the Cascades, to the never-ending evergreen forests that stretch as far as the eye can see, to the spectacular sunsets on the Oregon Coast, we are deeply in love with our new home state.
Since then, we’re on a mission to explore every corner of Oregon (we’re coming for you, Wallowas!), and we’re sharing our experiences here to help you plan an incredible road trip, hike, or weekend getaway.
The McNeil Point trail is one of those hikes that we have somewhat conflicting feelings about. We tell everyone we know that it’s one of the best hikes in Oregon, reminisce about first seeing the view of Mount Hood from Bald Mountain on an early summer morning and having to pick our jaws up off…
The hike out to Dry Creek Falls follows the Pacific Crest Trail, winding through forests of firs and bright green ferns (at least in the spring and early summer) on its way to the base of a 76 foot high waterfall that tumbles off a rocky ledge into the creek below. It’s not the tallest…
One of our favorite things about Portland is its green spaces, particularly the parks on the western edge of the city. There are not very many places where huge swaths of desirable land within city limits have been set aside and protected, and Portland has several of them in its western hills. These parks, which…