Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail

"Connie Soper has done a really great job of combining information about each hike with maps and history of each segment of the Oregon Coast Trail." 
Jody Swanson, Cloud & Leaf Bookstore, Manzanita 

"The combination of your personal experiences, the detailed maps and tips, historic photos, and various stories and articles makes your publication extremely special. I cannot wait to utilize this resource on my next coastal  hike!"
Lisa  Sumption, Director, Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

"Lovely book!! Now tops on my recommended hike guidebooks."
Carolyn Trigueiro, Manager, Gold Beach Books, Inc. 
"Congratulations on a fine addition to the body of coastal Oregon literature. I expect to see more from you in the future."
Kenn Oberrecht, author of "Oregon Coastal Access Guide"

“ Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail is an informative and engaging new book about the Oregon Coast that goes thankfully well beyond just serving as an excellent guide to the Oregon Coast Trail. It also educates the user into the unique legacy of Oregon's publicly-owned beaches and why such a trail exists in the first place.”
Matt Love, Publisher of Nestucca Spit Press, author and editor of 13 books about Oregon

“The Oregon Coast Trail is a gift all hikers can enjoy. And now here’s another gift: a thorough, informative and entertaining guide to this amazing trail. This book is perfect for all hikers, whether you seek a one-day stroll or a multi-day adventure along the Oregon coast. I look forward to using it!”
Paul Gerald, author of "60 Hikes within 60 of Portland," and "Day & Section Hikes, Pacific Crest Trail Oregon"

“From the pioneering pathfinders to the access advocates, this book goes beyond just being an excellent working guide for the curious explorer of the Oregon Coast Trail. It also provides important insights into the rich history that has shaped an Oregon birthright to explore our coastline.”
Charlie Plybon, Surfrider Foundation

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A History of Northwest Portland

"A History of Northwest Portland: From the River to the Hills" is a beautifully designed and smartly written study of Northwest Portland and its four distinct neighborhhoods.: Old Town, Slabtown, Nob Hill and the Pearl. Comerford did her homework and dug out lots of cool old photographs"
The Oregonian

"I just finished your wonderful book. For 50 years I've been in NW Portland, and the book is like a family album of a city that I love. After reading it, I have a feel for the dynamic ever changing nature of the area. The book is warmly written- you've left your mark".  
Merritt Linn

"You captured fabulous photographs of each era that brought us from then to now, but your commentary and stories on the lives of these early pioneers and industrialists delivers a true picture of Portland's struggles and triumphs during those periods. Through your book more readers may come to better understand and acknowledge what mere history lessons frequently pass over or exclude too easily"
Keith Lyons, KBNP

"A History of Northwest Portland" is filled with fascinating revelations, stories and interviews that will help you better appreciate and understand our neighborhood"
Dan Volkmer, NW Realtor

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At the Foot of the Mountain

“….an elegant compilation of history and anecdotes of the area….enhanced with dozens of historical photos, maps, postcards, paintings and drawings.”
Oregonian , Oct 2004

“Skillfully written….design is strong and handsome….full of wonderful historical photographs….rewards all of us who devour the rich history of the Pacific Northwest….the patina of this brief coastal history is rich, as this book is rich…..thank Comerford for such splendid memories”.  
The Daily Astorian,  January 2005

“…this fine book….is well-written, with copious photographs, well selected, and the production values in design, paper, binding, etc. are all first rate….A must purchase for libraries on the northern coast, and a wise choice for any collection of Oregoniana”
Oregon Library Association, Dec. 2004

“your book is simply beautiful” – S.Potter

 “your research was wonderful’  “I must tell you how much we have enjoyed your book”- V. Enghouse 

“the design is just wonderful” - M Kadis

“your book is truly a work of art!  Everything about it is first class- a pleasure to hold and to behold” - D.Peterson     

 “what a stunning attraction!”   “your research shines above all” “your hard work and determination have produced a gem”! 
- A. Crumpaker   

“What a thrill to receive your wonderful, wonderful history of those beautiful villages”-  R. Lucas

“Wow! It’s fantastic, informative and artfully done. I am re-reading it several times to absorb all the interesting history”
- S. McAdam

“Beautifully researched, beautifully written and designed.”- J. Kleinsmith

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