The Bakery Down the Street

There’s a cafe down the streetA quick, two-block jaunt by feetA cozy, quaint spot(I go there a lot)Where you enjoy a sweet treat. This little place that j’adoreWith it’s black and white tiled floorTakes me to Paris,On a beautiful terrace,Every…

Corn Field Maze

Corn Field Maze

Halloween is quickly approaching. This time of year reminds me of colorful, fall leaves, shorter days, and a shift in the weather. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year, and today I wanted to make the most…

In Portland or Paris?

In Portland or Paris?

“Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant.” ~Honoré de Balzac In Portland, there are little pockets that remind me of Paris in many ways. There’s a small street that I walk through whenever I walk from…

Skamania Lodge Retreat

“What is the difference between exploring and being lost?” ~Dan Eldon On the weekend, when I have loose plans to go hiking, I’m pretty open to stopping anywhere that inspires me along the road. Today, I had every intention of…

Simple Pleasure: Fashion Season

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” ~Oscar Wilde As I’ve mentioned numerous times, downtown Portland is abuzz with events throughout the year. Tomorrow, local stores are participating in downtown Portland’s Fashion’s Night Out. It’s basically a chance to see…

The Portland Twilight Criterium

As I exited my building tonight en route for a nice walk around the block, I stepped into a big surprise: the Portland Twilight Criterium bike race! These racers careened around the corners, and as I took the picture above…

Summer Lovin’

Summertime in Portland is a magical affair. Every weekend boasts a new festival, a tasting (beer, wine, and local cuisine), or a local fair. It’s the time of year that people most look forward to because the weather is superb,…

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