I was entering foreign territory when I drove over the bridge from Albany to Corvallis, Oregon. Physically, I was crossing the river, but as a University of Oregon alum, I was acutely aware that I was entering Beaver country, otherwise known as Oregon State University or OSU for short. Times have changed since I went […]
Like a fine wine, Valley River Inn is aging gracefully. I fondly recall celebrating my graduation from the University of Oregon at the Inn’s restaurant Sweetwaters on the River back in the 1980’s. Afterall, this was the restaurant you dined at with your parents when they were paying for dinner during a visit to Eugene.
It’s a rare occurrence when I visit a property more than once. Such was the case for the Winchester Inn, located in the quaint, yet hipster town of Ashland, Oregon. While I stayed at the family-owned and operated bed and breakfast in 2008, like a family, it has currently expanded to include five separate buildings. […]