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Welcome to part two of my series on my favorite places to see flowers in Oregon! Today I’m sharing the best flower fields near Portland: farms, gardens, and festivals all make up some of my favorite floral adventures in the PNW. If you’d like a more natural approach, head over to my last post on […]

family at a lavender field, a best location for family photos in portland oregon

I don’t know about you, but once the dark winter days start to turn into spring, I’m ready for some outdoor adventures. At the top of my list? The best places to see wildflowers near Portland! If you have dreams of wandering meadows and wildflower fields near Portland, read on for my favorite hidden gems. […]

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It’s been a while since my last Wanderlust Wednesday post! Today I’m sharing one of our family’s favorite lesser-known trails, Trappist Abbey in Carlton. We love this family-friendly hike near Newberg for the beautiful country landscape, views of wine country, and great mix of forest trails and oak savannahs. My husband’s from the northern California […]

It’s WEDNESDAY! It’s been a few weeks since the last Wanderlust Wednesday while weddings took the lead over here.  I thought since the weather is getting warmer more often, it was a good time to pop in and remind you of a great family friendly hike here in Newberg!  It’s a shorter one, but I […]

george fox university trail - newberg family photographer

If you’ve been around this blog for any bit of time, you know my love of Champoeg State Park runs deep!  Do you ever have those places that just feel like home?  Places where you feel totally at peace and where it feels like you’re supposed to be there?  Champoeg is one of those places […]

Champoeg family photos - hillsboro oregon family photographer

It’s Wednesday AND spring break, which means it is prime time for ADVENTURE!  Hopefully you are already mid-adventure, but if you’re hanging around the house, get out and go enjoy a trail!  This week I’m sharing Magness Tree Farm, just outside of Sherwood.  I love this trail because it’s easy to get to from Portland […]

magness tree farm hike in sherwood oregon - hillsboro family photographer

Taking a little break from the hiking trails I love to feature in Wanderlust Wednesdays to remind you: NOW is the time to plan a trip to see the Salem cherry blossoms!  As of last weekend, the trees weren’t quite in bloom, but that just means it’s the perfect time to do your research and […]

family pictures with cherry blossoms in salem, oregon

This last weekend at the beach for the retreat was a DREAM, but it’s so good to be home!  I love the beach, but tucked into the Yamhill Valley wine country is where I really feel at home in the landscape.  Let’s celebrate this magical little corner of the universe we get to live in […]

Bob and Crystal Rilee Trail In Yamhill County - Kid friendly hike with a view and flower field

Happy Wanderlust Wednesday, friends!  I’m recapping a short little family friendly hike just outside of McMinnville today–Erratic Rock!  I was inspired to chat about this one today because the last time I hiked it was on a clear, cold winter day last year similar to some of the ones we’ve had lately!  I definitely recommend […]

Erratic Rock family friendly hike in Yamhill county near McMinnville, Oregon

Welcome to another installment of Wanderlust Wednesday!  I’m loving going back through my favorite photos of trails we’ve hiked as a family in Yamhill County!  Hopefully, these posts are encouraging you to get out and enjoy some of the beauty that Newberg has to offer (or maybe even to travel to Newberg for a day […]

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