Our last couple days in Portland and a visit to Edgefield Mcmenemins. Plus travel day to Coburg

Our last couple days in Portland were enjoyable. Diane spent a good chunk of her time visiting her mom and we had a chance to at least have breakfast with some friends we hadn’t had a chance to catch up with yet on this trip.

We all (Maureen, Mark (Maureen’s squeeze), Jenny (Maureen’s daughter) and Jenny’s husband (Shawn) gathered at Edgefield Stables for breakfast. Well I still call it Edgefield Stable’s, it’s really a McMenamins now but they still use Edgefield as part of its name.

The entry to the hotel

The entry to the hotel

Maureen and Diane worked together for a number of years and they along with Jenny are diving buddies and have gone on a number of vacations together geared towards diving. And I couldn’t help over hear them talking about another one soon. I don’t even swim so it doesn’t interest me in the least. They go and I enjoy my alone time. I will admit that when they went to Australia to dive the reef I was a bit jealous, except of the long long flight involved. And you might remember that because we had just began our fulltime travel Diane missed a dive trip to Bonaire which I heard about for some time so I’m thinking she may NOT miss the next trip LOL!!

After breakfast we spent some time wandering around the grounds at Edgefield. It’s a hard place to describe other than saying it’s very eclectic. And the entire place has a great history, in fact it’s amazing any of it is still around today.

They have a huge garden to stroll through. Good thing we were full from breakfast!

They have a huge garden to stroll through. Good thing we were full from breakfast!

This is where they hold the outdoor music events. I found it funny that there is a golf green right by the stage.

This is where they hold the outdoor music events. I found it funny that there is a golf green right by the stage.

During the outdoor concerts there are a number of this mobile watering holes sitting around.

During the outdoor concerts there are a number of this mobile watering holes sitting around.

I won’t even begin to tell the tale but I suggest you take a look at this link and check it out. Be sure to read the history and about the various bars and restaurants. And about the many many many forms of entertainment from live concerts (MANY live concerts), the brewery, distillery and winery, the quirky little movie theater, 9 hole golf course and of course the hotel rooms themselves.

The gang standing in front of one of the many small watering holes spread through out the grounds.

The gang standing in front of one of the many small watering holes spread through out the grounds.

I think this would be a lot more fun for her in the winter!!

I think this would be a lot more fun for her in the winter!!

We ran across this glass blower hard at work. I walked in her shop for a minute but soon found my way back out to the breeze. It was HOT in there.

We ran across this glass blower hard at work. I walked in her shop for a minute but soon found my way back out to the breeze. It was HOT in there.

The place really is amazing and we plan to spend our share of time there when we return for our visit in September.

And I just love some of the oddball artwork spread throughout the place. I could spend hours just looking at them alone. Especially after a few drinks LOL!! In fact WHILE drinking. It seems they encourage drinking throughout the grounds with small watering holes spread around it would be easy to keep sampling the adult beverages made right on the grounds until your heart is content. Or until you simply fall down.

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Anyway here is that link http://www.mcmenamins.com/54-edgefield-home

Well that wraps up our 2 weeks in Portland. Sunday 7/27 we lifted our jacks and headed towards Coburg. Yep we figured making our 7am appointment at Freightliner would be a lot easier if we were camped only 10 minutes away instead of 2 ½ hours away.

Because we had a short travel day we made a stop at the Woodburn Outlet Mall before making our way to the Premier RV Resort right across the freeway from Freightliner. Our camp site has to be the longest pull through spot we have ever had!! We could park 2 of our rigs in here and still have room to park the 2 cars. But it should be big for $48 per night!!!! Ouch. Oh well, the convenience is worth it.

Once all set up we headed out to find just where I needed to have the motorhome at 7am and then went down the road for a visit to Cabela’s. It seems whenever there is one within a short distance of our camp spot we have to make a visit LOL!! But why not.

After Cabela’s we went to the Roadhouse Bar and Grill for a very late lunch or a very early dinner (It was 4pm so you decide LOL!!) and then headed home to chill the rest of the evening.

Keep your fingers crossed that our adventure at Freightliner is an easy one. We will keep you posted. We are hoping it can be fixed tomorrow. He don’t have any reservations scheduled until August 1st when we will land and Jacks Landing’s again for a month. So we will wing it between now and then. It’s supposed to be near100 degree’s in Grants Pass so maby a run to the coast might be in order.

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7 Responses to Our last couple days in Portland and a visit to Edgefield Mcmenemins. Plus travel day to Coburg

  1. Don Capellani says:

    Hey Dave
    How do you just go to the coast and find a place. We just got here to Oregon and can not a spot in any state park.So we are at your favorite casino 7feathers . Don’t you find hard to find a place to park your big rig?? We though we could drive the coast and stop at any state park but that’s not going happen and I drove all the from your favorite state Florida I know you enjoyed your time there.We also have a tiffin motor home and have had a few issues that Bob has helped is with. I’m starting to ramble so anyway good luck with your problem

    Don .

    • Dave & Diane says:

      Hello Don,, oh yes, how we miss Florida. Well ok, not really. We have not had any real issues finding a spot to park our rig yet but I’m sure we will run into times it will be a challenge.
      As far as state parks, #1 it will be a Monday or Tuesday which makes it easier. And #2 we may not end up at a state park. We like the Winchester RV Resort on the bay and the Mill Casino has a ok campground in a pinch. And also a gravel lot you can dry camp in for a couple nights.
      even though we prefer state campgrounds we certainly don’t limit ourselves to that.
      HEY,, Maybe we will be neighbors at 7 Feathers!

  2. We’re crossings our fingers for you that the problem can be fixed quickly.

  3. Or perhaps that should read “crossing”.

  4. Bill Joyce says:

    We stay at either Eugene Kamping World, which is behind the truck stop in Coburg or Armitage County Park off Coburg Road in the north end of Eugene. Both are cheaper than Premier.

    • Dave & Diane says:

      Thanks or the heads up Bill. We will keep that in mind for the next time. We ended up driving to Coos Bay once we finished at Freightliner at about 4pm. Dry camping at the Mill Casino now.

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