Portland Bae-cation 11/15

Pop into the Screen Door on E. Burnside St. for brunch. The lines are long but the food is worth it.

Order the Huevos Rancheros – the best you’ll ever have. Or, opt for the tower of chicken and waffles. nom nom. SO MANY GREAT OPTIONS.

Return to places you like. I’ve only been a few times but I already feel like I have my “spots”. Find your own or feel free to use mine 😉

Traverse the walls of one of the many climbing gyms.

Lounge about at a local coffeehouse or at Powell’s books.

Appetite – bring it. Food trucks, donuts, & restaurants galore. It epitomizes Portland.

Nightlife adventures – there are plenty of young people around and trendy bars to explore. Have at it!

Don’t forget to wear plaid.


This acrostic poem sums up our weekend trip to Portland earlier this month. Use my suggestions if you’d like but finding spots on your own can be such a grand adventure 😉 Cheers.

Until we meet again Portland.

An Outdoor Enthusiast’s Playground – The Pacific Northwest.

Photograph by Edmund Lowe, Alamy

Photograph by Edmund Lowe, Alamy

As my last post pointed out, Seattle is a gem of a city. It’s physical beauty is apparent, but it’s not just for gazing and appreciating…  The Seattle landscape is part of a great playground of a region called the PACIFIC NORTHWEST (PNW for short). It’s beauty and allure is bewitching so I’d like to take a few moments to describe just what the PNW culture is all about (specifically as it pertains to the Seattle area).

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Experience Seattle Like a Local!

Although I am leaving for Thailand come this August, I can still appreciate the beauty of Seattle and be thankful for all the treasures we have here. For those of you who plan to visit, or who are new in town, here are my top 10 recommendations on things to do in Seattle to experience it like a local (not in any particular order):

1. Try A Local Delicacy – Seattle Dogs!

Food carts serving Seattle Dogs can be found throughout the city and offer a variety of toppings. The traditional Seattle Dog sports a toasted bun with a hot-dog cut down the middle and topped with cream cheese. YUM! Popular optional toppings include grilled onions, sauerkraut, jalapenos, and condiments. Snag one after a sporting event or take to Pioneer Square or Capitol Hill for a night out on the town. 

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