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Before #momlife, I lived a Portland life. I was (nearly) vegan, (almost) zero-waste, and I didn't have a car. Public transportation, a bike, and my own two feet were my best friends. Now that I don't carry around a...
If you’re craving some winter wonderland adventure this December through March, look no further than sunny Bend in Central Oregon. Sure, it’s a bit of a drive from Portland, but it’s a great place to have an adventure over...
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We all love a good family vacation, but sometimes summer calls for a ‘staycation’ right here at home. But a staycation doesn’t mean you can’t discover someplace new. If you’re looking for a new adventure for your staycation within...
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