Tag Archives: Oregon

Poetry: The Life of a Lake and Mary Oliver’s When Death Comes

I promised you more poetry. I promised you more intimacy and openness. I promised you words of beauty by other poets and words attempting to be beautiful by me. Here is where I make good on that promise. I went … Continue reading

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Stuff We Love: My New Showerhead aka My New Girlfriend

After five months of family time and traveling, I’ve moved back to Oregon and let me say it feels great. Literally. My new showerhead is amazing!   You all know D.E. and I broke up but you probably don’t know … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Barrel Aged Negroni

Behold the Barrel Aged Negroni. I’d never heard of a barrel aged cocktail until coming across this one. And if Cdub the Philosopher hadn’t heard of it, you probably haven’t either. Found at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon, this beauty … Continue reading

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Wine Country Excursion: Lange Winery and Red Hills Market – Dundee, OR

As a founding member of the West Coast Winos, I find it to be my responsibility, nay my duty, to accept any invitations to wineries that are extended to me. So, even though I was slightly ill, I happily headed … Continue reading

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A Good Fit: Zahara Boutique – Portland, OR

One of my favorite things to do this summer has been walking up and down Mississippi – grabbing some 50 Licks ice cream or Divine frozen yogurt or a Ruby Jewel ice cream sandwich on my way – and window shopping … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Pok Pok Noi – Portland, OR

I love me some Pok Pok, but between heading all the way over to SE and waiting an hour to get in, it’s not always worth the trouble. Sure, Whiskey Soda Lounge is amazing and a fabulous place to drink … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Frank's Noodle House

One day a colleague – we’ll call her Trinity – asked me if I felt like joining her to try this noodle house she heard was delicious and somewhat authentic. Never one to say no to delicious authentic food, I … Continue reading

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Temptation Tuesday: Ceviche and Other Expensive Raw Animal Meat

I’ve spent the past 10 days visiting family in the 100+degree heat that is August in my hometown, indulging in fried Mexican food and cheap tequila. It’s been heaven but I have to admit, as day 10 hit this morning, … Continue reading

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Food Cart Review: SE 32nd and Division, Round 1 – Herb's Mac and Cheese, Koi Fusion, Oregon Ice Works

Venturing through SE Portland on Friday, D.E. and I decided to pass on lunch at my favorite Pok Pok and instead venture across the street to the food cart pod on SE 32nd and Division, where we feasted on some … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Fire on the Mountain – Portland, Oregon

According to a Canadian I know, the Stanley Cup is a big deal; such a big deal that it calls for chicken wings! I saw this important occasion – watching Vancouver play in the Stanley Cup with an actual Vancouverian … Continue reading

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