Friday, November 4, 2011

Opening Sentence of the Day: Discovering Main Street

This book celebrates the small towns of the Northwest as places to spend time and explore.
-- from the author's Introduction to Discovering Main Street: Travel Adventures in Small Towns of the Northwest by Foster Church.
People don't necessarily visit Estacada for its own sake; they come to play in the Clackamas River, which flows through town like green silk.
-- from "Estacada" (pop. 2,700),the first chapter. Personally, I go to Estacada every year to U-Cut my own Christmas tree.  That is a pretty part of the Willamette Valley.

I am lucky to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and I love exploring small towns.  This would be the travel book I wrote myself if I had time and talent.

Foster Church was a long-time Oregonian reporter who now writes a blog called Small Town Travels, "celebrating the small towns of the Pacific Northwest."

I was pleased as punch to get this from the Oregon State University Press.

A Few More Pages hosts Book Beginnings every Friday.  The event is open for the entire week.


  1. Oh, this book sounds lovely. I adore the Pacific Northwest, too!

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. My sister lives on the Portland side of the Wilamette River. I have visited her often but do not remember seeing Escada. Where is it?

  3. Laurel-Rain: Thanks for your link. I'll come visit.

    Violette: Estacada is southeast of Portland, towards Mt. Hood. It's about 30 - 40 minutes from the city in a very pretty part of the region.


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