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10 Things To Do in Portland When It Rains

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Updated November 2017

The rain has cometh back in Portland this month.

Hey, I’m not complaining – I know what I signed up for when I moved here and it’s still about a 1000 times better then the winter we had last year (oh non-stop drizzle starting on November 1st. It’s really all about trying to make the most of the weather. So I’ve updated my little round-up of things to do in Portland when it rains.

I’m also open to suggestions as there are A LOT of rainy days to fill here. If you’re visiting Portland and looking for things to do when it isn’t raining – do make sure to check out my Travel Guide to Portland, Oregon for more trip ideas.

Here are a couple Portland rainy day activities to add to your list: (more…)

Goodbye Portland

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After 18 incredible months of living in Portland, Oregon – we will be saying goodbye to this amazing and weird city in the next few weeks. We have had such a fun time exploring all of Oregon and have made some near and dear friends in our city that we know we will be back soon for a visit.

I can’t say too much about where we will land next. We are exploring a few exciting options right now. But I am very sure that I will have BIG and very positive news for you in the New Year.

In the meantime, we will be driving back to Toronto with our pup BINGO for the holidays. We considered flying – but he’s unable to even wait outside the grocery store for FIVE minutes, while the other person runs in to grab something. We figured that having our car in Toronto would be a plus too.

We will be driving through Boise, Twin Falls, Salt Lake City, across Wyoming, across Nebraska, across Iowa, past Chicago and through Michigan. Any suggestions for fun things to see and do in these cities?

So we are packing up our apartment and will be Toronto-bound at the start of December. If you happen to be in the city, do let me know! I’ll be spending that time catching up with all of our friends and family.

Stay tuned!

Fancy Night Out at Ringside Steakhouse – Portland

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The weather has been getting cooler and I’m craving all sorts of comfort food these days.

We have a super fancy old-school steakhouse in Downtown Portland that’s great for date nights, celebrations or when our parents are in town. Ringside Steakhouse Uptown on W. Burnside has been a Portland fixture for the last 73 years. (more…)

Let’s FEAST in Portland!

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It’s almost that time of year again!

One of my favourite food festivals – FEAST will be returning to Portland, Oregon with exciting foodie events happening all over the city. The festival is in its sixth year and runs from September 14-11 with ticketed classes, workshops, tastings and major themed food tastings.

This celebration of food will feature the best of the Pacific Northewest with chefs participating from all over the west coast. See my FEAST Food Diary from last year for a closer look at the festival. (more…)

Come Say Hello at Room + Board Portland!

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Come join me and Jenni Bost of A Well Crafted Party as we host a fun networking night out for local Portland Bloggers + Creatives in collaboration with Room & Board in The Pearl District.

I’m super excited to be partnering up with this modern furniture brand as I’ve been eyeing a few pieces for our apartment and airbnb beach house. Their space in the Pearl is inside an old renovated and revitalized warehouse and it’s stunning.

We will have lots of snacks, goodies and drinks along with a chance to chat with local creatives from the Portland area. To RSVP, please email Lisa Hill via the address above and let us know if you’ll be joining us for this free event!

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Travel Guide: 48 Hours in Portland, Oregon

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It’s been a busy month for visitors!

We had my cousin come into town, then my sister, a friend from LA and then Paul’s parents – who took an epic road trip from Toronto and drove a uHaul full of our crap to Portland, Oregon. We’ve been showing people around town that I wanted to finally put together a GREATEST HITS Travel Guide to Portland.

Also, if you’re looking for a place to stay – check out my post on Hotel Vintage!

Here’s what you just can’t miss on your first visit: (more…)