Featured image: Say Ciao! is one of the participating restaurants in Dine the Couve in October. (photo by Cheryl Landes) Three-course mealss for $23 at 31 restaurants throughout the Vancouver, Washington metro area in October - that's one restaurant for every day of the month! Check out the entire restaurant lineup and menus at https://www.visitvancouverusa.com/dinethecouve/.
Featured image: The Prime, beef short ribs from Nak Won Korean Restaurant in Beaverton, Oregon. Nak Won is among the restaurants participating in the second annual Beaverton Restaurant Week. (photo credit: Beaverton Restaurant Week) More than 30 restaurants and one food cart pod are serving up special dishes and discounts at the second annual Beaverton … Continue reading Beaverton Restaurant Week dishes up specials at more than 30 locations
Featured image: Chandler's Crabhouse's famous Dungeness crabcake (photo credit: Chandler's Crabhouse) Lake Union, north of downtown Seattle, has seen many changes in the surrounding landscape. When I lived in Seattle, warehouses and open lots were sprinkled along the lakeshore until the high-tech boom began another surge in Puget Sound. During the past decade, offices buildings, … Continue reading After 30 years at Seattle’s South Lake Union, Chandler’s Crabhouse to close September 30
Featured image: Some pieces from the juried Everday life, Every Day Art exhibition on display at the Cloud Craft Studios near Owego, New York Photos by Cheryl Landes Atop a hill on a country road five miles south of Owego, New York, a rustic barn with unpainted weathered boards overlooks a beautiful pond and rolling … Continue reading First Everyday Life, Every Day Art exhibition fights hunger in Tioga County
Photos by Cheryl Landes In 1868, Amory Houghton, Sr. relocated the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company for easier access to cheaper raw materials, waterways, and railroads. Canal boats hauled his glassmaking equipment along a network of rivers, canals, and lakes from Brooklyn to Corning, New York. When the trip ended, he renamed the company Corning Glass … Continue reading GlassBarge retraces historic journey from Brooklyn to Corning
Featured image: A dragon boat team prepares for the races on the Willamette River near the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland Photos by Cheryl Landes The 2018 Portland Dragon Boat Festival is coming this weekend! Watch these beautiful, brightly colored boats compete on the Willamette River in downtown Portland starting at … Continue reading Watch the dragon boats race on the Willamette River in downtown Portland
Featured image: Fisherman at Spectacle Lake, seven miles northwest of Tonasket, Washington, in Okanogan Country (photo credit: Okanagan County Tourism Council) Central Washington is a fisher's paradise for trout, bass, and walleye. It also has some of the best rivers in the state for sockeye, steelhead, and king salmon. And there are many options for … Continue reading Find that perfect fishing spot in Okanogan Country with this free guide
Featured image: Houseboats on Lake Union in Seattle (photo by lauramba, courtesy Pixabay) Seattle's floating homes community enjoy and embrace a unique lifestyle near the center of one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. It's a place where humans protect nature and both live in harmony. On September 9 from noon to 5 … Continue reading Tour houseboats on Seattle’s Lake Union in September
Featured image: Welcome sign near the Maine state border (photo by Money for Coffee, via Pixabay) Many states have towns named after foreign countries, but I've noticed the most so far in Maine. During drives there, I've passed small towns like Mexico, Denmark, Norway, and Peru. And that's just for starters. It's easy to assume … Continue reading Why does Maine have so many towns named after foreign countries?
Featured image: A beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on the tip of Cape Cod (photo by Mark Martins, courtesy Pixabay) Looking for some inexpensive ways to enjoy exploring Cape Cod this summer? Check out the Boston Globe's guide to 20 ideas, from food to shopping: 20 things to do for under $20 on Cape Cod