My Book at Powell’s!











“Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler” at Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon!

Thanks to Stephanie for photographing!

Next event: June 20 at Powell’s on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m.

And…”Chance of Sun”, my memoir about growing up in Oregon, releases August 1!


Reading at Camalli Books Tonight

7 p.m. Camalli Books in Bend, reading and signing for Day Trips From Portland: Another could be observed in Illinois, where Scientific casino games includes a contract to watch and control 1000's of video lottery devices (VLTs). Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler. Wine and snacks provided! 🙂 See you there!

Day Trips From Portland, Oregon Releases Today!

Day Trips from Portland, Oregon: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler releases today from Globe Pequot Press!

Day Trips from Portland, Oregon is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. This book is rich with tips on where to eat, shop and stop in dozens of cities within a two- to three-hour drive from Portland, including Astoria, Bend, McMinnville, Oregon City and many more. Don’t miss a thing, including world-class wineries, art galleries, historical sites, recreation destinations and restaurants. Find hidden gems, like an amusement park populated with elves and fairies, a beach made of black cobbles, the West’s only UFO festival, Oregon’s last drive-in movie theater, and a 28-foot tall concrete Bigfoot. Discover the lost art of a great day trip with Globe Pequot Press’s Day Trips From Portland, online casino’s which includes full trip planning information, maps and directions. A great resource or gift for Portlanders, Oregon lovers, and wanderers alike.

Available in Bend, OR, at Camalli Books, or at, and

Here is a link to the publisher’s page


Aug 4  Clackamas Costco  12 – 2 p.m.

Aug 7  Tigard Costco  1 – 3 p.m.


Camalli Books in Bend, May 24, 7 p.m.


Powell’s on Hawthorne in Portland, June 20, 7:30 p.m.

Spread the word and thank you!

Anacondas in Oregon on the Travel Oregon Blog

Swamps Invade Oregon Coast Aquarium is on the Travel Oregon Blog


Oregon Quarterly Essay Contest Reading Tomorrow!

I will be reading my essay “The Friday”s Trilogy”, which won the 2011 Oregon Quarterly Essay Contest, online casino tomorrow night on the University of Oregon campus, Gerlinger Alumni Lounge, 7 p.m. The event is free and open to everyone! See here for details.

P.S. Two weeks until the release of my travel guidebook, “Day Trips From Portland”! I”m on! Far out.
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