Portland Troll Bridge – Oregon

There is a popular story, “Three Billy Goats Gruff”, in which three little goats are trying to get across a bridge, but a troll who lives underneath it threatens to eat them up. They trick him to cross, and all ends well (for the goats, at least). Now that you’re all grown up, you know that trolls don’t really live under bridges. But there’s one bridge in Oregon where trolls actually do live…and it’s really pretty charming! The reason (or the reasons) why trolls began to appear under a bridge…

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Portland, Oregon: The Witch’s Castle~

These old stone ruins, lost in the Oregon nature, were once bathrooms and are steeped in legends of murder. From stories of murder to the site of high school keggers, the ruins that are now known as “The Witch’s Castle” have lived a fair amount of lives, and none of them were very happy….. In the mid-1800s, well before the structure was built, a man named Danford Balch bought a great portion of land around the area, in a time when Portland was still in the process of being developed.…

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