Kim Cooper Findling is the editor of Cascade Journal and the author of Day Trips From Portland, Oregon: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler and Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir. Kim is an ambassador for Travel Oregon’s Ask Oregon program. Her work has appeared in Horizon Air, Alaska Air, Runner’s World, Sky West, The Best Places to Kiss NW, High Desert Journal and more, and she was the 2011 winner of the Oregon Quarterly Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest. Kim grew up on the Oregon Coast and has lived in Central Oregon since 1995. See kimcooperfindling.com.