San Francisco on my Mind

San Francisco on my Mind

One of the reasons San Francisco has been on my mind is because of this crazy freezing weather we have been having across the country. Even San Francisco, where it generally stays around 55 degrees this time of year, is freezing cold. It is this climate that had me thinking over the summer. I actually … Continue reading

Bamboo Sushi: Sustainable, Delicious

Bamboo Sushi: Sustainable, Delicious

Bamboo Sushi is the first certified sustainable sushi restaurant in the world. They’re dedicated to bringing their patrons the freshest fish, meats, and produce with the greatest consciousness to marine stewardship, sustainability, and the environment. But what does this mean for us, the sushi lovers? As a sushi lover, I am truly open to eating … Continue reading

Tasty n Sons is Very Tasty!

Tasty n Sons is Very Tasty!

Over the past few months I found myself looking for excuses to go to Tasty n Sons or Tasty n Alder for their Radicchio Salad with lardons, manchego, and chopped six-minute egg. Man, oh, man, is that a robust and flavorful meal and a pretty healthy dish too. Although that plate is what brings me … Continue reading

Hiking Indian Heaven Wilderness

Hiking Indian Heaven Wilderness

Indian Heaven Wilderness is one of the best hiking spots in the region for September hikes. It sits at the top of the high volcanic plateau in the Washington Cascades. Hiking this area is especially difficult because the timing needs to be just right. Otherwise, there is either too much snow, ice, and mud or … Continue reading

Washington, D.C.: Arlington Cemetery

Washington, D.C.: Arlington Cemetery

Washington, D.C. is rich with historical moments and places of remembrance. When you visit, you are constantly reminded of the struggles that men and women have overcome in every corner, down every street, and even from the hillsides around. Memorials of those who have sacrificed coat this city with a thick layer of historical tragedy … Continue reading

Vancouver, WA: Salmon Creek Park

Vancouver, WA: Salmon Creek Park

It’s rare that I find myself exploring the natural areas in Vancouver, Washington, despite the fact that it’s only a few miles away. Mostly, it’s because there are so many options in and around Portland. However, on one spectacular day, my friend Cassie and I decided to visit the Salmon Creek Park and Greenway Trails. … Continue reading

Whoa! Brunch is on at NEPO42!

Whoa! Brunch is on at NEPO42!

I have been going to NEPO42 (NE Portland on 42nd St) for years now, but their newest menu for brunch is abso-f’n-lutely amazing! NEPO42 does many things well. They make great BBQ, they have awesome hand-made jalapeno poppers, and I have never had a bad chicken wing there. They have a great beer selection and … Continue reading