Articles by DFF

Portland International Rose Test Garden
Rose Closeup
Rose Closeup
This photo essay shows a visit to the Portland International Rose Test Garden. With 10,200 rose bushes covering 5 acres, it’s a spectacular sight (and smell!) for rose lovers. [Read the Story]
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
The Spruce Goose
Mockup of X-15
This photo essay shows a day trip from Portland to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, OR. In addition to being the home of the legendary Spruce Goose, the museum has an SR-71 Blackbird and a B-17 Flying Fortress, along with Titan II and Titan IV rockets. [Read the Story]
Tulip Fest at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn
Tulips at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
Tulips at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
Tulipfest is an annual Spring event at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, OR. It’s an amazing spectacle: 40 acres of flowering tulips in bright colors. You’ll see long rows of a single color, and occasional parti-colored rows. Looking across the rows of many different colors is a beautiful sight! They also offer a lot of amenities: food, a play area for kids, arts & crafts booths, wine-tasting, and more. [Read the Story]
Spring Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Columbia Gorge
Wildflowers in Columbia Gorge
View of Columbia Gorge
This photo essay describes a spring trip (April 2017) into the Columbia Gorge in search of the two main draws in the spring: waterfalls and wildflowers. It was a wet winter, and the waterfalls are glorious as a result. It also means that this year’s crop of wildflowers in the Gorge is spectacular. The trip also covers the Petroglyphs at Columbia Hills Historical State Park and America’s Stonehenge in Maryhill. [Read the Story]
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