Tag Archives: Oregon

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…)

Checking In: The Ashore Hotel – Seaside, Oregon

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Fall is finally here!

Which means it’s a great time to head out to the Oregon coast. You’ll find that things have slowed down and there aren’t as many tourists as there are in the summer months. Paul, BINGO and I made our very first trip to Seaside, Oregon earlier this year and had a chance to check out the newly-renovated Ashore Hotel.

The Ashore Hotel is an awesome retro motel that went through A LOT of modern upgrades to make this a hip little outpost by the sea. We loved it because it was dog-friendly and we could have our pup with us. BINGO loves the beach, so it would super made if he didn’t get to come along with us. (more…)

Weekend Getaway: Sunriver Resort, Oregon

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We had a fun little family adventure to Sunriver Resort earlier this month! What was supposed to be a getaway for Paul and I, turned into BINGO tagging along because we couldn’t find anyone to take him on Labour Day weekend. Luckily, Sunriver Resort had dog-friendly rooms and I could add him to our reservation for $75 for our entire stay. Here’s what we got up to: (more…)

Food Diary: The Best of FEAST 2016

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I survived my first FEAST!

What is it that I love about Portland? I love that it’s a city full of people like me who LOVE food and that’s what FEAST is all about. I was lucky to be granted a Media Pass this year and attended the Opening Night Party, The Sandwich Invitational and The Grand Tasting.

Here are the best things I ate from my weekend at FEAST: (more…)

Follow Me To FEAST!

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photo via FEAST

FEAST is finally here!

It’s my FIRST time attending this Portland food + drink festival and FEAST is the best of its kind in North America. It truly is the ultimate food festival and its celebrating its fifth year.

There will be exciting food events happening all over the city and it runs from September 15-18 with ticketed classes, workshops, tastings and a grand feast food festival in the program. (more…)

Beach House Design Ideas: The Kitchen

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The inspiration from Nicole Davis Interiors

We bought a beach house last month and construction is moving along quickly! On our last visit the foundation was poured, the house had been framed, the plumbing was put in and we did our electrical walk through to figure out where all the lights and switches will go.

We’ve had a great experience thanks to the amazing team at Olivia Beach. I know we are spoiled, because with any other builder – it is rare to be allowed this much customization.

I made some decisions on the design of our main floor powder room already.

My next project? (more…)