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Warrenton, Oregon

The Wreck of the Peter Iredale

100-year-old shipwreck you can walk up to at low tide.
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Portland troll bridge
Portland, Oregon

Portland Troll Bridge

Not-so-fearsome tiny trolls live under this wooden train trestle in Portland.
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Portland, Oregon

Flutter

Delightful disarray of found objects and clutter.
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Outside Hippo Hardware in Portland.
Portland, Oregon

Hippo Hardware

No two pieces are exactly the same at Portland's hippo-themed hardware store.
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Gum Wall window ledge
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
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Medical Ed. Photo by Annetta Black
Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

A 100-year-old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads, and a Fiji Mermaid.
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Mitchell, Oregon

Painted Hills

Oregon's unexpected high desert, displaying layers of time in a colorful show.
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Color Picture of the 1940 collapse
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think.
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World's Largest Frying Pan
Long Beach, Washington

Washington's Largest Frying Pan

This super-sized skillet is a replica of a usable giant pan where a woman once skated on bacon.
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Jake the Alligator Man
Long Beach, Washington

Marsh's Free Museum

Home of Jake the Alligator Man, the mummified remains of a cigar smoking, cross-dressing celebrity of the Northwestern coast.
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Astoria, Oregon

The Astoria Column

A Roman style column in Oregon hides a spiral staircase inside.
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Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
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Tillamook Air Museum
Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Air Museum

The largest wooden building in the world now houses a fascinating collection of aircraft.
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Mount Hood
Mount Hood, Oregon

Mount Hood

Despite a legend that says this highest peak in Oregon was climbed in high heels scores of people have died on its slopes.
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Longview, Washington

Nutty Narrows Bridge

This bridge provides safe passage for squirrels.
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Government Camp, Oregon

Timberline Lodge

You might know it as the Overlook Hotel...
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Stevenson, Washington

Beacon Rock

An extraordinary mixture of natural beauty and man-made phenomena.
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Entrance sign. (Wikimedia Commons)
Mount Angel, Oregon

Mount Angel Abbey Museum

World's largest porcine hairball sits in a collection maintained by Benedictine monks.
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Looking over the gorge and Columbia River
Corbett, Oregon

Vista House at Crown Point

This extravagant Art Nouveau rest stop features a million-dollar view of the Columbia River.
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Portland, Oregon

The Grotto

A beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden.
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Paul Bunyan Statue
Portland, Oregon

Paul Bunyan Statue

This stoic, if derpy, giant stands as a monument to Oregon's statehood and the novelty culture of yesteryear.
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Over 100 selections baked fresh daily, including the Tex-Ass doughnut (center-right, for scale).
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
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Pittock Mansion
Portland, Oregon

Pittock Mansion

This sandstone mansion was the home of two of Oregon's most important pioneers.
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Giant Canister Vacs "The Va Cuna"
Portland, Oregon

The Vacuum Cleaner Museum

These machines have been collecting dust for decades.
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