Author Archives: Rod Weston


I had a ‘best of Sunset’ cookbook that I used until it literally fell apart and this recipe is one that I used most often. It’s an excellent meatloaf recipe. FAMILY MEATLOAF 1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck (I usually use 93 percent lean) 2/3 cup quick cooking rolled oats (or 1 cup of fine… Read More »

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Egg River Cafe

We stop here whenever we can because of the great food and great service. They are located in Hood River, Oregon at 1313 Oak Street,97031. Click on the photo to visit their website.

Beacon Rock State Park

Beacon Rock State Park is a 4,456-acre, year-round camping park located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Beacon Rock is an olivine basalt plug which rises 848 feet in elevation above the Columbia River. The Missoula flood washed away the softer parts of the volcano. The park includes 9,500 feet… Read More »

The Ultimate Oregon Waterfalls Road Trip

I confess… I borrowed this entire post from this website.. So here it is. Oregon is full of majestic waterfalls just waiting to be discovered. We’ve mapped out an awesome road trip that visits some of our favorite waterfalls in the state, including Multnomah Falls, Salt Creek Falls, Ramona Falls and more. From hidden forest… Read More »

Multnomah Falls

The falls are the tallest in the state of Oregon at a total of 620 feet and by far the most famous and well-visited of the 77 Columbia Gorge falls on the Oregon side. No visit to the Portland area is complete without seeing Multnomah Falls. The name is probably derived from a native american… Read More »

Vista House

Vista House,733 feet above the river, is located at Crown Point. Built in 1916, the Vista House offers a stunning view of the river and is a favorite place for enjoying sunsets.


Dhalgren is a science fiction novel by American writer Samuel R. Delany. It features an extended trip to and through Bellona, a fictional city in the American Midwest cut off from the rest of the world by some unknown catastrophe… all of which does nothing to explain why this novel is so powerful and moving.… Read More »