Tag Archives: Portland

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…)

Food Diary: The BEST of FEAST 2017

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We came. We saw. We ATE.

I am so lucky to live in such an incredible food city and FEAST really highlights some of the amazing chefs that Portland has to offer. This is my second year at this epic food festival and it was really nice to know what to expect from a weekend of gluttony.

The highlight events for me this year was The Grand Tasting, Smoked! and Brunch Village, plus a bunch of fun parties and classes in-between.

Here are the best things I ate, drank and saw during FEAST 2017 in Portland, Oregon: (more…)

Follow Me To FEAST 2017!

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FEAST is almost here!

It’s my second time attending this Portland food + drink festival and I’m super excited as I had a blast last year. What’s super nice is now I sort of know what to expect and what the rhthym is like for the weekend which is really a nice way to say, “Lisa, PACE YOURSELF” + wear stretchy pants! (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…)

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…)