In Portland, supporting local businesses (including farms, artists, artisan bakers, artisan anything really...) seems to be a huge part of the culture. In Philadelphia, it was sort of like that - I mean we all had our favorite "corner store" or "corner deli" or barbershop, hair dresser, etc., within very short walking distance from our homes. Plus, those of us in Mayfair had "The Ave.",
I had a funny realization last weekend at a potluck.
Side note: This was my first-ever "potluck". Technically. I think back home, we'd have called it a barbeque. Maybe not though, since there wasn't grilling involved. But it felt like a barbeque to me - haha. Either way, it was fun.
My best friend's mom always made cannoli dip at parties and I always loved
I know I really can't complain much about the West Coast heat considering my friends and family back East have been melting in a muggy heat wave - some even doing so without power due to some crazy summer storms. The mugginess is one thing I do not miss. AT ALL. There really is nothing worse than showering, feeling fresh and clean, and then walking
More pictures from our visit to Multnomah and Wahkeena Falls!
Here are a few pictures I took on the drive to the Multnomah Falls last weekend.
I did it. I went hiking. And liked it. It was just like a walk. Only up a hill. And then back down. Hahaha. I did, however, draw the line once the trail stopped having a rail / fence on the mountain side. I know, with 99% certainty, that had I gone past that point, I would have tripped and spilled down the side of