Jossy Farms

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I don't know about you but in the summer nothing beats the flavor of a ripe, freshly picked peach!  And all the better if you picked it yourself. Jossy Farmsin Hillsboro is located at the North Plains/Glencoe Rd. exit off of HWY 26 and currently has veteran peaches at 80 cents/lb.  A family tradition est in 1955, Jossy Farms in the perfect late … [Read more...]

Local Park Series } Commonwealth Lake Park

The Park:  Commonwealth Park is great for a nature walk and loaded with lots of animals to learn about!  The park features a fishing lake surrounded by a paved trail totaling a distance of .8 miles. There are benches along the way, grassy areas, lookouts, picnic benches, and a play structure. How to get there: Heading West on HWY 26 go south on … [Read more...]

The Waffle Window

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Several weeks ago while doing some blog surfing I came across a blog featuring The Waffle Window. The pictures of the food were amazing. The Waffle Window is located in the Hawthorne District of Southeast Portland, just around the corner from the Bread & Ink Cafe at SE 36th and Hawthorne. It is open 7 days a week.  Check out their website … [Read more...]

Portland Farmer’s Market

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The Portland Farmer's Market is currently ranked as the number one Farmer's Markets in the US by the Huffington Post.  This is a market not to be missed! The market is located at Portland State University in the South Park Blocks between SW Harrison & SW Montgomery.  It is open from late April to mid December on Saturdays.  It is also … [Read more...]

Local Park Series } Beaverton City Park

The Park: Beaverton City Park features a shooting fountain, perfect for a hot day!  Dress accordingly!  There are lots of places to sit and relax! Located at: 5th and Watson by the Beaverton Library. A Fun Picnic Theme: The water cycle What to Picnic: –         Dehydrated fruit=water cycle elements –         Water, duh! –         … [Read more...]

Escape from New York Pizza

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Today's post is the first in a series.  We are going to highlight some of our favorite pizza spots in the Portland area. Today we want to introduce you to Escape from New York Pizza - Leigh Anne's personal favorite. Escape from New York Pizza is located at 622 NW 23rd.  It is a perfect place to stop for lunch during your shopping adventures … [Read more...]

Beaverton Farmer’s Market

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Portland is fortunate to have a multitude of amazing Farmer's Markets.  We are excited to share some of our favorite ones with you.  The first market we recommend visiting is the Beaverton Farmer's Market.  This market has been voted one of the best Farmer's Markets in the US by both Sunset and Country Garden magazines and we have to … [Read more...]

St. Cupcake

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St. Cupcake has moved since this original post.  They are now located at: 1138 SW Morrison, Portland If you are looking for a fun and yummy activity around Portland why not check out all the fun cupcake bakeries! For our first cupcake stop we headed down to NW Portland to Saint Cupcake, Portland's first official Cupcake Bakery!  St. Cupcake … [Read more...]

Cupcake Jones

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Another great Portland cupcake bakery is Cupcake Jones in the Pearl District of Portland.  They are located at 307 NW 10th  and open Monday through Saturday 1o a.m. - 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m. Cupcake Jones is the namesake of the owners father, Robert Jones Watson. It is also a play on the popular slang term “jonesin” or “having … [Read more...]