Category Archives: Travel

My First Real Hike in Portland

Trying to take advantage of all that Portland has to offer, I am determined to bring the outdoorsiness out of this city girl. My friend, Leslie, is a big hiker, she’s hiked 16 miles at the Half Dome at Yosemite, … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: The local McMenamins restaurant is our new ‘Cheers’

                                                     “Sometimes you want to go                    … Continue reading

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Portland Coffee Shops: Finding A New Place To Call Home

I’m looking for a new writing home. That perfect little nook that inspires creativity and has the comforts of home, but the seats are firm enough to keep me awake when I get too sleepy. It can’t be pretentious, nor … Continue reading

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Braving the ice, wind and snow for the Portland Auto Show

Anyone who knows me well, knows I love cars. This weekend we decided to fight the elements of snow, wind and rain and hit up Portland’s Auto Show. We’d been planning to go to the auto show with another family … Continue reading

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An American Family in London

Just as England is known for its ubiquitous love of pubs, our family is known for the same thing. And when we went to the UK for Christmas, it was like a match made in Heaven. There’s something special about … Continue reading

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My First Fox Hunt

It was Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, and we joined in on a centuries-old tradition in England: Fox hunting. Though the fox hunting of yesteryear was outlawed in 2004, people still get dressed up and go through the other … Continue reading

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A Christmas in England

Christmas is already a magical time of year, but that “something special” seems magnified when you’re spending the holidays in another country. In comparing our traditions, I find myself admiring theirs and appreciating ours even more. My husband is Norwegian … Continue reading

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Goodbye Chicago, we’re moving to Portland

There’s exciting times here at She’sWrite. First there was my Voices of the Year honor, now I want to tell you more big news: We’re moving to Portland. Yes, 2,109 miles westward-ho to “Rose City” where they vow to keep … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Portland’s Wonderful Powell’s

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Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me….OK, I Gained HOW Much Weight!?!?!

I’ve got a bad hangover. A cruise hangover. It’s not a headache situation, but more of a belly situation that’s hanging over my jeans. I gained a bunch of weight while on my five-day cruise. It’s impressive really when you … Continue reading

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