Beaverton Farmers Market

Beaverton Farmers Market

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...

Road trip: Hanging with the Sea Lions in the Port of Astoria

Road trip: Hanging with the Sea Lions in the Port of Astoria

You may remember our road trip to Astoria last November to check out the town, see the sea lions and generally visit the cute little town where Goonies  was filmed when my brother and his family were in town. (Click here to read about our visit to the Goondocks in...

Rolling Rockin’ PDX

Portland is a beer nirvana for micro and craft brews. It was recently named to the number 1 spot in CNN's "8 Best Beer Towns in America". For the record, Philadelphia also made the list. That means that no matter what "home" state Kenny and I are in, we won't be...

East vs. West Coast Desserts – Round 1: Cannolis

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...

Portlandish: Dog Rest Areas at the Mall

Portlandish: Dog Rest Areas at the Mall

Portland is widely lauded as one of the most dog-friendly cities in America. It's definitely kind of shocking coming from Philadelphia, where, say...I've never shopped at Old Navy with a pit bull. Within two weeks of moving to Portland, I'd done that. And within a...

Welcome to the world of Portland

A few of my Facebook friends posted this. I love it. So I wanted to share. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fMJ_JwGc_g You can dig deeper into our fun town by visiting here.

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