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.