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    Escape from New York Pizza

    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 […]

    Blue Star Donuts

    Blue Star Donuts

    Whenever anyone mentions Portland and donuts in the same sentence people’s first thought is usually Voodoo Donuts.  Don’t get me wrong I think everyone should make at least one trip to Voodoo Donuts if they are ever in Portland.  It is an icon.  Just be prepared for really long lines and a decent donut. But […]

    The Grilled Cheese Grill}Food Cart

    Portland is a mecca for food carts! Last Saturday we were doing a little browsing over on N. Mississippi.   There is a great row of food carts on N. Mississippi   – Mississippi Marketplace but we decided to check out a new one we had heard about – a food cart that just serves grilled cheese. […]

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    Portland Nursery Apple Tasting Festival

    Fall is definitely in the air here in Portland.  Our furnace kicked on for the first time this week.  I love that sound and smell! One of our families fall activities is the Portland Nursery Apple Tasting Festival. The 22nd Annual Apple Tasting Festival will be held the weekends of Oct. 9,10,11 and Oct.16,17,18 from […]

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    The Daily Cafe

    We are taking a little break from our weekly breakfast adventures to go out to lunch! Since Monday was a holiday and the girls were off school it was the perfect opportunity for my neighbor and I to take our daughters to lunch.  We also had a fun shopping trip to Cargo which I shared […]


    Christmas Festival of Lights – The Grotto

    If you are having a hard time getting in the holiday spirit, a visit to the Grotto should take care of that! The Grotto is a 62 acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden located at NE 85th and Sandy Boulevard in Portland and each year hosts an annual Christmas Festival of Lights.  This will be their […]

    Hands on Cafe

    This last week I did a little shoe intervention with one of my friends.  She hadn’t bought any new shoes in 7 years so we figured it was about time.  We had a great time at Nordstrom Rack and she walked out with 5 pairs of shoes!  We were quite famished from all that hard […]


    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 flavors of the Northwest. […]

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    Besaw’s Cafe

     Besaw’s Cafe  has been a Portland institution since 1903. Originally the home of Portland’s first beer parlor and gambling hall Besaw’s cafe quickly became the most popular meeting place in the neighborhood, with a reputation for a pleasant drink, a scrumptious meal and lively conversation. More than 100 years later that is still Besaw’s recipe […]

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    The Waffle Window

    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 […]