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Whether you are a local or have visited Portland, it’s probably no surprise when you hear that Portland has earned the reputation (for consecutive years!) as the best food city in the U.S. Don’t agree with the critics? Let the debate begin! Regardless of skeptics’ opinions on the matter, Portland (and really the entire state […]

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September is a month not to be missed here in Oregon. To start, the weather here is spectacular – minus the 100 degree heat coming our way this week… global warming is REAL people. But September also marks the month of the annual food festival, Feast Portland! Feast is a 4-day foodie event that brings together […]

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Now that Tony and I have settled into Portland, Oregon (going on three years now!) we have made it a priority to take at least one big international vacation each year… because once you have the travel bug, it never really dies. These vacations allow us to explore countries we haven’t checked off the list, and […]

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May is a magical, magical month here in Oregon. This month kicks off Oregon Wine Month, the official state-wide month dedicated to all things wine. Throughout this month wineries, tasting rooms, bars, and restaurants are opening their doors to showcase the quality and diversity of the region’s best wine. In the spirit of celebrating my favorite […]

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South America holds a special place in my heart. Prior to our trip around the world in 2012, I had never visited South America, but it was the first continent we would visit on our trip. Leading up to our trip, Tony and I planned an aggressive itinerary to see as much of the continent […]

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I don’t know about you, but this time of year, Tony and I find ourselves bouncing around from one holiday gathering to the next. Whether meeting up for pre-Friendsgiving drinks (yes, that’s a thing), traipsing through the city on an ugly sweater holiday pub crawl, or  just wanting to  hunker down in a dimly lit bar […]

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Well ladies and gentleman, it’s no surprise that Feast Portland 2016 was a pretty epic festival this past month. The 2015 festival was my first Feast experience, and this year was even better and more indulgent than last year (hard to believe). As a recap, Feast takes over the city each September for 4 legendary days and showcases […]

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Shortly into our year-long trip around the world in 2012, Tony and I realized that much of the destinations we decided to visit were dictated by our stomachs. To me, there is no better way to explore a culture, learn about a city, meet new people, and engage with loved ones than through good food and […]

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