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Pix Patisserie in Portland, Oregon

Of all the places I have visited in Portland (so far), this one is the most Portlandish. (See what I did there?) When we drove up to this little place, I thought, “Oh. Barbecue.” But it was late. And I had

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Salt & Straw Ice Cream in Portland, Oregon

Oprah featured Salt & Straw in her magazine. Therefore you need to go. No, really, you do. But not because Oprah says so. Go because it’s one of the original funky flavor ice cream shops. Honey lavender… but we’re just getting started.

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Leaky Roof Gastro Pub in Portland, Oregon

One of my most memorable meals in Portland so far was from this little pub. I lost the name of it for a long time and was mortified I would not be able to ever share it with you. Even more

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Living Room Theaters in Portland, Oregon

Is a movie theater even a movie theater anymore without recliners and a bar? Okay, maybe so, but I’m a fan so I barely remember the uncomfortable seats and ginless movies theaters of yesteryear. Contrary to the movies you see

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Slappy Cakes in Portland, Oregon

“We’re goin’ to Slappy Cakes.” my Portland guide announced. After we arrived, it took no time at all for me to realize why we were at Slappy Cakes. Cool, foodie vibe. Fry your own pancakes on a tabletop griddle? Uh,

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The Grotto in Portland, Oregon

I was brought to The Grotto by a friend. The donation fee is minimal to enter. Everything in busy body me repelled entering The Grotto when I first arrived. This was simply due to the pain I was going through at

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Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, Oregon

It would be a sin for me to not mention the modern classic Voodoo Doughnuts. What sets Voodoo apart is the creativity of flavors and all the crazy. I mean, people get married here. Doughnuts + Marriage = True Gluten-Filled

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Homemade Mint Milano Cookies Recipe

Well, isn’t this a lovely bunch of coconuts? Only, you know, there are no coconuts. Although this recipe is for Mint Milano Cookies, you can always trade out the flavor for plain chocolate or orange chocolate. Such lovely possibilities abound.

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How to Make Wool Lambs

Please forgive my fascination with wooly balls. No, don’t. They’re so much fun and the cuteness. I mean, can you even? I can’t either. I shall name him Shnookiewookiewoolsiewoosie. What you will need: 1 pound ivory roving wool 1/2 pound

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How to Make Wool Ball Garland

Sometimes a girl just has to break out of the traditional and make somethin’ a little funky. A little hippie. A little ballsy. What you will need: Roving wool in colors of your choice. Oh, the colors out there. So loverly!

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