Tag Archives: Oregon

A Covered Bridge Getaway in Cottage Grove

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I challenged myself to get out and see as much as Oregon as humanly possible this summer – especially since the weather has been so nice.

So when the call came about visiting the cute little town of Cottage Grove, Oregon – I thought it would be a great opportunity to check it out as our home base while exploring a bit of Eugene, Oregon on the same visit. (more…)

Treetop Trekking Adventure in Oregon

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I have ALWAYS wanted to go treetop trekking!

So when I came across a photo on Pinterest of Tree to Tree Adventure Park, I bookmarked it right away and made plans to head out to Gaston, Oregon (about an hour from Portland) to check out their super cool treetop trekking aerial course.

What is it?

It’s basically a set of fun obstacles set high-up in the trees where you complete each course as it gets higher, wobblier and more challenging! It’s also a great weekend workout and a fun excuse to get outside and into the trees (quite literally). (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…)

Beach House Bedroom Reveal!

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photo by: Matt Varney Photography

It’s been awhile since my last airbnb Beach House update – but we are FINALLY done!

The house was finally listed here on airbnb at the start of May and it’s been pretty crazy busy since then. We have about 30 reservations on the books since we began and our summer has been pretty hectic getting all of our guests set-up and settled.

I finally found some time to blog more about airbnb journey and wanted to share more details on our Beach House Master Bedroom! Have a look around… (more…)

Travel Guide: Weekend in Astoria, Oregon

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We finally made it to Astoria, Oregon!

Since moving to Portland just over a year ago – the pretty coastal town of Astoria has long been at the top of my wish list. Everyone who has come to visit, has pretty much made it to Astoria before we have.

We definitely got sidetracked by the multiple trips made to Lincoln City to work on our airbnb beach house, but now that it’s up and running – we are back to our adventures and travels all over Oregon.

Here’s what I suggest you eat, see, and do on your own weekend getaway to Astoria: (more…)

This Beautiful Life: Erika Lee Sears

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Erika Lee Sears was one of the first people I met when I moved to Portland. I was amazed by the fact that she makes art everyday. No, FOR REAL. She creates a piece of art everyday and posts it to her Instagram account over at @ErikaLeeSears. Her work has also been featured on Portlandia!

Not only was this incredibly exciting, I loved how Erika has been able to carve out a career as an artist. If you’re thinking of doing the same thing and have thought about pursuing a creative career – read how Erika got her start!

What sort of career path led you towards becoming a full-time artist? Did you study art in school?

Well, if you can believe it, I didn’t start out as wanting to become or be an artist. I didn’t go to school for art at all, and I started my professional career working in the finance industry. (more…)