My Oregon Story
Hello, and nice to “meet you”! I’m Rhiannon, Travel Oregon’s newest team member and a new editor to this fine blog! I’m excited to share my Oregon Experiences with you as well as unique events and experiences that make Oregon the quirky place that we all know and love!
I was born in Oregon – and have spent the majority of my life here. I grew up in the country – but spent most weekends in Portland with my dad, where we’d browse Powell’s for hours on end, feed the ducks at Westmoreland Park, and attend silly events like the Tuba Christmas Concert at Pioneer Courthouse Square. My summers were spent at the Oregon Coast, where I have fond memories of looking for sand dollars, splashing in the Pacific Ocean (brrr!!!), buying “treasures” at little shops, and playing hours of skee ball.
These days, I prefer the city – If I’m not at home with my nose in a cookbook or knitting a masterpiece, I’m out trying the newest restaurant, or hunting for bargains in little boutiques. I still enjoy spending weekends at the beach, and I’m proud to say that my skee ball game is just what it was 20 years ago. But, I’m a little reluctant to dip my toes into that cold ocean – maybe someday!
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s Explore Oregon together!
About the Author: Rhiannon West Chamberlain
Rhiannon is a native Oregonian who grew up exploring the nooks and crannies of the Oregon Coast and daydreaming in Powell’s City of Books. She now lives in NE Portland with her husband and her new baby boy and looks forward to teaching him to love Oregon as much as she does. Rhiannon attended both the University of Oregon and Portland State University, where she studied Journalism and Mass Media. She claims to ‘bleed green’ and happily cheers for both the Ducks and the Vikings every chance she gets. In her free time, Rhiannon enjoys sipping Oregon Pinot, finding new restaurants, bargain hunting and trying new recipes – sometimes successfully. She has a child-like enthusiasm for trying new things and rediscovering old ones – such as skee-ball, mini golf, and big slides.
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