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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…)

Weekend Getaway: Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

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Looking for a SWEET weekend getaway from Portland, Oregon? Paul and I headed about an hour south east of the city last month and came upon the treasure that is Silver State Falls Park. Oregon seriously brings its A game when it comes to our state parks and this own is often cited as the crown jewel.

Do bring a jacket as a lot of the trails are under tree canopy and it can get chilly. We also encountered a bit of rain on our hike, so waterproof gear is key as well as solid running or hiking shoes as the paths can be slippery and uneven.

Here’s what we got up to on our weekend away!

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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!

boho beach bedroom

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…)