Henry Hagg Lake

We spent a morning skipping rocks and taking pictures at Hagg Lake.  Hagg Lake is the perfect destination for just about anything you want to do outdoors.  This 1,200 acre reservoir is located in Forest Grove, just a hop-skip-and a jump for Portlanders.  Come to camp, fish, cycle, hike or picnic.  There is a $5 entrance fee for every car admitted … [Read more...]

Sauvie Island Farms

Summer will unfortunately soon be a distant memory so be sure and take the time to make some great memories with what we have left. Last week we spent a few hours and make some fun memories out at Sauvie Island Farms. My daughter was babysitting the two neighbor boys so we took them along for some fun. The highlight for them was … [Read more...]

Washington Park Summer Festival

Looking for some free fun?  Check out the Washington Park Summer Festival going on all this week - August 5-14. There is a wide variety of performances.  Tonight we listened to Opera in the Park. It was a beautiful summer evening and the music was lovely. The concerts start at 6:00 p.m. and are held in the amphitheater in … [Read more...]

Portland Farmer’s Market

Farmer's market season is in full swing in Portland. Last weekend we checked out the Portland Farmer's Market for the first time this season. Located at PSU in the Park Blocks off of Broadway the Portland Farmer's Market is open on Saturdays with other locations  during the week.  Check their website for details. The market has lots of … [Read more...]

Beaverton Farmer’s Market

One of my favorite places to go for breakfast on a Saturday morning in the summer is the Beaverton Farmer's Market.  The market is now open and in full swing. For location and more info on the market go here. On our visit to the market last Saturday we couldn't decide where we wanted to eat breakfast so we split up.  My husband headed over … [Read more...]

Bob’s Red Mill

Bob's Red Mill - "Whole grain foods for every meal of the day."  With over 400 products Bob's Red Mill is an amazing site and resource for whole grain products, gluten free products and certified organic products. Located in Milwaukie, Oregon, Bob's Red Mill is not just a store but also a restaurant.  You can also take tours of the actual … [Read more...]

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

If you have never visited the amazing Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn - you need to! You still have time!  The tulip festival runs until April 25th so don't delay.  The tulips are in full bloom right now and did I mention they are amazing? There is a $5.00 per car charge on the weekdays and $10.00 on the weekends. Wear your rain … [Read more...]

Oregon Coast} Bruce’s Candy Kitchen

What are your plans for Spring Break?  Are you headed out of town, maybe somewhere tropical? If you are like us and you are sticking pretty close to home we want to spend the next few weeks giving you some fun ideas of place to go in and around Portland during the break. How about an overnight trip or a day trip to the coast? One not to be … [Read more...]

Cargo in the Pearl

Since Monday was a holiday and a sunny day here in Portland it was a good excuse to do a little exploring. We headed down to the Pearl District of Portland for a girl's lunch. After lunch (check out the blog on Friday for where we ate lunch) we headed over to Cargo.  None of us had ever been there before but the outside was so intriguing and … [Read more...]

Moonstruck Chocolates

What began in 1993 in Portland Oregon as "an idea to handcraft superior chocolates, chocolates that would not only taste exquisite but would look exceptional" soon  became Moonstruck Chocolates.  With five locations in the Portland area Moonstruck Chocolates still handcrafts each piece of decadent chocolate with the best ingredients and the fresh … [Read more...]