September 8, 2018

Elmers in Oregon

Portland, OR, USA
We enjoyed the most beautiful week in Oregon. We stayed at this unique shop turned rental house on the water built in 1905. Bandon is a quaint little town with seafood shacks, chocolate shops, farmers market, and trinket stores. We went for several walks alongside the ocean, found some tide pools, and even caught some crab. It was so refreshing to be in a place that was below 100 degrees and enjoy some time outdoors. The weather was a perfect 55-70 degrees the whole time. We enjoyed many games of scum, made blueberry cobbler with our freshly picked blueberries, and visited Portland. It was a week to remember! I am looking forward to our next trip to the PNW.

We tried out quite a few food places:

Blue Star Doughnuts
Best doughnuts ever! We tried the lemon poppyseed, raspberry and the OG. My favorite was definitely the raspberry

Pine State Biscuits
Amazing biscuits and gravy and homemade jams

Salt + Straw
We went here a few times because it was soooo good. I had the roasted strawberry coconut and the sea salt caramel

Afuri Ramen
Good ramen place, but I don't remember what kind I got. The dumplings were amazing.

Bangers & Brews
I don't remember what I got, but it was good

Face Rock Creamery
This place has amazing cheeses to sample, great sandwiches and Umpqua ice cream. I got the kids scoop and it was huge

Tony's Crab Shack
I had the clam chowder and it was really good

Ruby Jewel Scoops
They have a lot of ice cream flavors and cookie flavors to make ice cream sandwiches

A few of the places pictured below:
Crater Lake
Mount Hood
Toketee Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
Multnomah Falls
Cape Arago State Park
Coquille Lighthouse
Watson Falls
International Rose Test Garden
Twin Creek Ranch
Face Rock beach
Haystack Rock
Agate Beach
Bandon State Park


  1. I've never been to the PAC NW but would love to go! Those beach pics are incredible - right out of goonies for sure! I cant believe how chilly it was, I love the heat!

    1. I hadn't been either, but now I'm in LOVE. I can't wait to go back again and hopefully visit Washington and even Canada. It is such a beautiful area with great food too.

  2. Nice pictures! I am on a quest to visit all fifty states so I'll be headed to Oregon down the road. The Pacific Northwest is beautiful!

    1. Thank you! The PNW is beautiful. I hope to visit Washington soon too. I have visited most of the 50 states...but I think I'm missing the Northeastern States (Maine, New Hampshire, etc.), Alaska, Washington and some of the midwest states.

  3. Some amazing photography!! This place looks so wonderful! A great place to hang it with family or friends! I have never been to Oregon but hope to visit one day!

    1. Thank you so much! It was incredible. I really hope to visit the PNW again so soon. You need to put it on your list.

  4. Wow the pictures are outstanding! I had no idea Oregon was so beautiful. I underestimated it as well as New Orleans. But I have to plan a trip now.

    1. Thank you so much Gena! Oregon totally exceeded my expectations. I grew up in VA and it was very green but Oregon has a different vibe. I've never been to New Orleans, but it's on my list!

  5. Awesome pictures! I love all the locations and recommendations- esp Salt & Straw, so good!

    1. Thank you Lissy! Salt and Straw was amazing! I just learned that they have different flavors for each location and now I need to go to more locations!


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