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MJ Blogs about her Olympia Washington Stay
MJ stayed at the Governor Hotel and wrote about her Olympia Washington experience on her blog. Read the story
MJ Cody is co-editor with Mike Houck of the acclaimed Wild in the City, A Guide to Portland's Natural Areas (Oregon Historical Society), author of Our Portland, a coffee table style book with photographer Rick Schafer (Voyageur Press), and the editor of Best Places to Stay—Pacific Northwest (6th edition, Houghton Mifflin).
An Oregon native, MJ spent many years in Los Angeles where she was the photo editor of The L.A. Weekly and an award-winning Art Director for Flowers&, a TeleFlora Corporation magazine. Before returning to Oregon, MJ wrote for television’s “Major Dad,” and was Story Editor on “Mama’s Family,” and “Knots Landing,” for which she won the Soap Opera Award for “Best Storyline” two consecutive years.
MJ’s regular column, “Sleeping Around the Northwest,” appears in the Sunday Oregonian Travel section replacing her former column, “Wingin’ It.” She has contributed features to The Oregonian, NW Palate Magazine, Horizon Air, Audubon Magazine, Travel Oregon, and other publications. MJ has researched, written, and produced two audio driving tour CDs, “The Barlow Road” and “A Feast for the Senses” and written TeleTales heritage narratives for Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory (Clackamas County Tourism and Development). In 2008 she received Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory Chairman’s Award.
MJ is a member of the Clackamas County Cultural Coalition and serves on the boards of Jacknife-Zion-Horseheaven Historical Society (Eagle Creek, Estacada, Springwater areas), Friends of Clyde Rice literary group and is Chair of Urban Greenspaces Institute in Portland.
She currently is working on the second edition of Wild in the City and is happy to be sleeping around her home territory.