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We’re Matt & Alysha, a Portland-based couple who want you to fall in love with Oregon like we have. We use our own experiences – what we like, what we don’t, and what we wish we had done differently – to inform our detailed Oregon travel guides so that you can plan an amazing trip, big or small.

We’ve Seen Oregon as Travelers and as Residents.

We think that we have a unique perspective on Oregon.

We’ve seen the state through the eyes of a tourist – we’ve spent more than three months in total exploring Oregon – and now we’ve seen it as (new) residents.

We’re sharing our journey in Oregon to help you discover something new and plan your next adventure.

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10 Spectacular Weekend Trips from Portland: A Complete Guide
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10 Spectacular Weekend Trips from Portland: A Complete Guide

As you’ll find plastered all over this website, one of the things we love about living in Portland is the fact that, within 90 minutes, you can either be on the beach at the Pacific Ocean, or at the base of the highest peak in Oregon. What we don’t often say is that when you…

Hey hey! We’re Matt and Alysha.

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.