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Oregon and Washington’s Sweet Little Beach Bums

The Pacific Region encompasses extraordinary ecological diversity with habitats ranging from tropical forests and coral reefs at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, to old-growth rainforests west of the Cascade mountain range of Oregon and Washington,...

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The 10 Best Fall and Winter Hiking Trails Near Portland, Oregon

In Portland, you don’t have to travel far from the city to experience the best of fall. Whether you want convenience, coastal views or an escape from the crowds, these ten hikes near PDX make it easy to enjoy the colorful changes of the season.

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Dinosaurs take over Washington State Fairgrounds in new drive-thru experience

It’s a Jurassic journey of prehistoric proportions in Puyallup.

“Different and magical is the words I like to use here today. We do have the Dinosaur Adventure going on here,” said Christopher Plakut, a dinosaur trainer with the drive-thru show.

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New evidence for geologically recent earthquakes near Portland, Oregon metro area

A paleoseismic trench dug across the Gales Creek fault, located about 35 kilometers (roughly 22 miles) west of Portland, Oregon, documents evidence for three surface-rupturing earthquakes that took place about 8,800, 4,200 and 1,000 years ago.

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17 Unique Things To Do In Cannon Beach, Oregon

When you visit the magical coast of Northern Oregon, you’ll find that it’s hard to not fall in love with this stretch of the Oregon Coast. I mean, what’s not to like? It’s got charming villages by the sea, picturesque shorelines to walk on, dramatic rock formations and beautiful coastline views to see, spectacular state parks to explore, and even historical significance to learn about.

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Washington State Secondary Principal of the Year: David Cooke, Jemtegaard Middle School, Washougal

The Association of Washington School Principals has named David Cooke, Principal of Jemtegaard Middle School, as the Washington State Secondary School Principal of the Year for 2020!  The Secondary School Principal of the Year award is given to individuals who set high standards for instruction, student achievement, and community involvement, as well as advocating for education.

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It seems as if no matter the season, the northwest is calling. If you’re in the western part of the US, Portland, Oregon is only a two or three-hour flight away. Rates for a direct round trip is affordable (Southwest and Alaska Airlines offer some of the best rates), and private lodging can be had for under $100 per night. So fly out on Thursday night and come back Sunday for a full three-day getaway.

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What Color Should You Paint Your Front Door?

Is your front door making the right statement about your home? Does it express your personality and complement your home's style? Click through to learn about color options for your front door and their hidden meanings.

Learn About Your Neighborhood -- Or One You're Moving To -- with N360

Get all the details with Neighborhood360, an essential online program that provides a wide range of demographics for any address and any neighborhood that you want. Click through if you want to know all about your own neighborhood, or one you're thinking of moving into.

Property Estimates and More with Our AVM Program

Have you stopped and wondered about how much you could get for your property? Or maybe you want a range for a vacation home you're thinking of buying? Click through for an AVM program that gives you value ranges for any property, plus a whole lot more.

Is This Your Situation: Considering Purchasing a Vacation Home?

Who doesn’t dream of a vacation home? But before you make an offer on your dream home in the tropics, take these seven issues into consideration. Click through to make sure you've considered all your options.

Local Entertainment And Events Calendar: Including Virtual Events

You'll always know where the fun's going on with our interactive local events calendar featuring social sharing, images, videos and ticket links. Click through to see what's happening or to add your own local events.

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