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The Old Hen B&B closed May 31, 2014. We recommend The Roaring River B&B 425.888.4834 and The Log Cabin B&B 425.533.8278 for your North Bend get-away. Please stay tuned for Deanna's cookbook plans. Here's to starting from scratch. Talking about The Old Hen online? Our hashtag is #theoldhen .

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe

Hooray for the red, white, and sweet! This is a bake-a-day-ahead recipe. The cheesecake and cake need to be chilled for best results. Cheesecake Recipe Preheat oven to 325°F. 1 1/4 pound cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon

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International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon

My grandmother had a beautiful rose garden. I’ve always loved roses because they remind me of grandma. I called my dad one day to get the scoop on grandma’s garden years after she had passed away. “Oh, no.” he said,

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Laurelhurst Market in Portland, Oregon

If a place impresses me, I will post it for you. If not, I will just simply move on and wish them the best. In other words, you won’t actually find reviews at The Old Hen, just recommendations of places

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Pizzicato Pizza in Portland, Oregon

When I arrived in Portland for one of my visits, my dear friends had given me a gift of Pizzicato Pizza. I judge a pizza by its crust… then its sauce… then the cheese… then the other toppings. As my

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The Top Five Party Games This Christmas

Tired of the same old holiday routine? Pull simple supplies together to surprise your family and friends with these Minute to Win It style games and fun challenges. Make sure everyone gets a try. Although the main point is to connect

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Re-Feather Your Nest in Mount Vernon, Washington

Re-Feather Your Nest is one of those stores you never forget. With big business making its way through our towns, it is so important for us to shop at places like Re-Feather Your Nest. I for one, don’t mind if

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Food Trucks in Portland, Oregon

“Oooo a police car. What’s going on?” I asked my friend, a Portlandia resident. “Oh, see that car over there with cameras on top?” “They’re filming Grimm. Happens a lot.” “Oh, I should get pictures! Dotter will be so excited.”

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Calico Cupboard Old Town Cafe and Bakery in Mount Vernon, Washington

Mount Vernon, Washington is lovely for oh so many reasons. Mount Vernon has everything you’d expect in a reviving old downtown district with nearby seafood and tulips, all in the middle of beautiful farm land. While you are visiting, you

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Dark Cocoa Mix Recipe

Because sometimes while you enjoy the childlike wonder of winter, you just want your hot chocolate to be a little more grown up. Ingredients 3/4 cups dark cocoa powder 1 cup non dairy creamer 1 pound powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon

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Screen Door Restaurant in Portland, Oregon

One of the best cocktails I’ve had yet was from this place, Screen Door Restaurant. Screen Door is surrounded by cozy homes and small businesses. For the record, it’s worth checking out the housing nearby just so you can hang

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