Day Trips From Portland Second Edition Available Now

Screen shot 2015-02-24 at 10.23.46 AM Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler, Second Edition, is now available!

And it’s listed as the #1 Hot New Release in Portland Oregon Travel books on Amazon!

Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! This second edition of Day Trips from Portland, Oregon is your updated guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover right in your own backyard.

With full trip-planning information and tips on where to eat, shop, and stop along the way, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip. Explore places you never knew existed, many free of charge, and most within a three-hour drive of Portland.

Ooh and ahh at the Kite Festival, dig for clams, and tour three lighthouses on the Long Beach Peninsula.

Drive the Historic Columbia River Highway to view a dozen waterfalls, the magnificent Columbia Gorge, and a lush green forest.

Take in some farms, vineyards, and gardens; do some serious shopping and wine tasting; and experience a UFO Festival, if you dare, in McMinnville and Carlton.



Day Trips Event at Deschutes Library

Screen shot 2015-02-24 at 10.23.46 AMI have an event coming up this month in tandem with the release of Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler, second edition. Hope to see you there!

Traveling Oregon’s Backroads and Quick Getaways

May 21, Sunriver Deschutes Public Library, noon

As the editor of Cascade Journal, the author of “Day Trips From Portland,” and the Central Oregon ambassador for Travel Oregon’s “Ask Oregon” program, travel writer Kim Cooper Findling knows a few things about Oregon’s popular destinations, hidden gems and everything in between. Join her as she highlights some great day and weekend trips that are perfectly suited for anyone who considers Central Oregon their home base.

Travel Oregon Visitor Guide


TOGuide2Check out my Central Oregon Local’s Picks in the annual Travel Oregon Visitor Guide, out now.

See Travel Oregon’s Ask Oregon program to learn more.

Travel Oregon, Deschutes Brewery story

Here’s a story I wrote recently on Deschutes Brewery and their small batch program. Enjoy!
“Big Brewer Thinking Small”

Brew Collaboration – Travel Oregon

I had a great time tagging along with Terminal Gravity and GoodLife brewers as they collaborated to make Two-G, a red ale to be released on Valentine’s Day. Here’s the story in Travel Oregon.

Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler, Second Edition


My book “Day Trips From Portland, Oregon: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler” is still on the nonfiction bestsellers shelf at Powell”s in downtown Portland, Oregon!

Even better news came in last week. I”ve signed casino online the contract to write the updated revision, second edition “Day Trips From Portland”, to be released next spring.

Hooray! Oregon road trip here I come.

Stay tuned for more details.

PS This book is a great Christmas gift for the Oregon lover you know, if I do say so myself.

Portland Monthly Magazine Interview


Thanks Portland Monthly Magazine for interviewing me for the Tripster Wanderlust Blog.

Kim Cooper Findling’s Favorite Places

A tireless Oregonian travel writer reveals her favorite spots, her travel bucket list, and her weirdest writing retreat.


What Happens in Hawaii Stays in Hawaii

libbyelihawaiiEver go on vacation and wish you’d be someone else for the week? Just really get away from it all, including yourself? Last year, my oldest daughter spent our Hawaiian vacation being a boy.”

That’s the first paragraph of my essay “What Happens in Hawaii Stays in Hawaii,” which is on Brain, Child Magazine.

I wrote it a couple of years ago, so fun to see it see the light! And a great reminder that my chickens are not only awesome humans but the source of really great material. You can’t make this stuff up! Thanks, babies. Keep it up.

John Day Fossil Beds Day Trip

John-Day-Fossil-BedsCheck out my story about a tour of the John Day Fossil Beds region in the Spring issue of Central Oregon Magazine.

Read here.


Northwest Outdoor Writers Association Award


I won second place in the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association Excellence In Craft Contest, for an article in the mobile casino Camping/Travel category for 2013.

The story was written for Alaska Air Magazine last summer and ran in the August issue of both Alaska Air Magazine at its affiliated Horizon Air Edition.

Read it here.

They sent me this lovely certificate and a check for $50.

Hip hip hooray! It”s the little things, you know?


© Copyright Kim Cooper Findling: Oregon-based Writer & Author - Designed by Pexeto