Yesterday, as I brewed my morning coffee, a few early rays cast across my kitchen counter. My brain could not compute. Is that… could it be… might it be…. sunshine? Later, when I stepped outside to feed my chickens, I...
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A Love Letter to Portland

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Roses are red, violets are blue, They say life is weird, and Portland is too. But Stumptown, I love you, and need you to know Why each year that passes, my love seems to grow. I’d like to tell you from deep in...
Why does it seem like everyone is heading up the mountain these days? Because everyone is! Ok, maybe not everyone... but a lot of people. This year we were spoiled with a home exchange house a few miles from...
It’s probably obvious that 2020 has been pretty difficult across the board. The Portland area is lucky to have a variety of nonprofits helping fill the needs of our neighbors. With that said, nonprofits are having a harder year...
We all know 2020 has been a whopper of a year. Now more than ever, it’s important to support our local business community during the holidays by spending our dollars close to home. For the 2020 edition of our #shopPDX...
2020 has been a doozy. One for the books. Our lives have been upended when it comes to work, school, birthdays, and events. It's time to end this tough year on a good note by making this Christmas the...
Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to gather with family and friends... except this year. In true 2020 fashion, many of us are upending our plans and foregoing the typical Thanksgiving experience. With so much upheaval in this season, why...
We all know that times are hard, especially now. The future is uncertain and we don’t know when (if ever) things will get back to normal. We are spending more time at home and less time doing activities that...
The leaves are turning colors, the days are getting shorter, and fall cravings are in full force here in PDX. Between hitting up pumpkin patches and taking full advantage of harvest season at the vineyards, you’re bound to get...
For professional photos, some people enjoy the search for the perfect photographer, the creation of Pinterest mood boards, and the hunt for the ideal location. I, however, do not. Everything about booking photo shoots stresses me out, yet they...

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