Monthly Archives: November 2014

No Offense

You may have noticed that my blog frequency has decreased. I could simply say that I’ve been busy and leave it at that, but that would only be somewhat true, and wouldn’t really address the problem I’m having, so here’s … Continue reading

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FFT Friday: Toro Bravo and the Tasty Dynasty

Today’s “Food for Thought Friday” entry comes a day late, but worth the wait. My absolute, no questions asked, number one favorite restaurant in the whole city of Portland is actually a trio of restaurants owned by John Gorham. Toro … Continue reading

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Drift Creek Falls

Thirteen years ago, while working a horrible summer job at Linfield College, I had a day off and nothing to do. None of my friends had the day off with me, so I hopped in the trusty old family minivan … Continue reading

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FFT Friday: Nuestra Cocina

“Our Kitchen,” is the English translation, and nothing makes me happier than walking into their perfectly lit kitchen, ordering the best margarita in Portland, and sampling too many Mexican small plates. Nuestra Cocina is located on 21st and Division, and is … Continue reading

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Moms Only Use One Earbud

I was walking out the door with my younger son, Key, in one hand, and my earbuds in the other, on my way to the grocery store. Mr. Spreadsheet saw me and commented on the earbuds. “Do you think you … Continue reading

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A Foolproof Gift Guide for Men on a Budget

I am blessed to be one of the rare women in the world whose husband is really good at planning gifts and birthday surprises. I’m not going to call anyone out, but over the years I’ve had more than a few … Continue reading

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