Dumping ground for all the best places to eat, drink, see, do, hike in Portland! Here are some of the best spots to get coffee, get your happy hour on, play a game on a date, or adventure around the city of bridges and beer!
We drove out of Seattle’s Snowpocalypse to escape to some warm hot springs in Idaho. We visited Gold Folk Hot Springs, Weir Hot Springs and Jerry Johnson Hot Springs. Thankfully the road to Gold Fork is pretty well-plowed so the snow didn’t make it too difficult to get up 4 miles. Admission is 10 dollars—make sure to bring cash! They have four different pools, with the top being the hottest around 108°. The sun even came out for a bit here, and we soaked until I turned into a Raison and we headed back to McCall for some lunch at Southside Grill.
Looking for a perfect date night adventure movie? When I am not able to get outdoors, or stuck inside with a cold, I try to find something to watch that will keep my wanderlust and inspiration alive. Here are some of my favorite movies to watch cuddled up at home while you are waiting for your next adventure!
If you don't know, october is my favorite month. I can't imagine living in a world without October. I love stepping on crunchy leaves and wearing dark purple lipstick. I love the cheesy halloween decorations that I put up with my dad and carving pumpkins. This adventure last Sunday was at the Farm at Swans Trail. Petting zoos, hand dipped corn dogs, and a little chilly sunshine made for the perfect day.
I solemly swear that I will start to post more because I GOT A NEW CAMERA. Canon 70D to be specific. I need to update some of the adventures that I have recently been on. Here is a cozy adventure right from the kitchen. Best. Grilled Cheese. EVER.
(I can't decide what made it so good, but it was either the company who made it or the half a stick of butter that was used on the outside.)
Was the greatest. (My posts seem to always have that opening statement, but I swear something about this night...) It was such a reward to be done with school today and just RELAX. I feel like it was the first night since we got back from Montana that we actually got a break.
We decided to take a little date night to target where we got some cute new bathroom essentials men never seem to think they need. While he cleaned up his apartment I set up the new shower bar, towels, and shower curtain. I wish we took before photos but just picture this:
atrocity. WITHOUT A SHOWER CURTAIN.
ha ha. Anyways here are the after pictures of the new setup!
Once the bathroom was done, I got to experience GrubHub. Basically, any metro area has people that will deliver food to you. So lets say you were craving thai and italian, they will go to each restaurant pick it up and deliver it right to you. THE BEST. Sorry for the kinda of blurry iPhone photos– I was in a rush to eat : ) Going to finish this evening off with fleece blankets and Dexter. It's crazy that January is already basically over. It's making summer seem like it's in the distant future. I can't wait.
Yeah, I have to say this one blew me out of the water. My friend Mio and I were feeling the holiday spirit this season. (Something I am NOT used to, I live for sunshine.) Here's a picture of his christmas tree:
I'm recently new to Sushi, and have been telling my friends I've wanted to try it. Now I can't get enough of it, favorites so far being Japonessa down on 1st Ave and the place he took me to, Sushi Kappo Tamura in East Lake. I'd like to consider myself having a good eye for design, and I have to say that the food was subpar to the actual restaurant itself. The atmosphere, sushi bar, and not to mention how the menus were placed in relation to the plateware all made me giddy. Definitely recommending trying the Salmon Skin Roll.
The next part of the evening was a surprise. I was not told where we were going but I got a clue to dress up warm. (Challenge Accepted.) We drive with Michael Bublé's Christmas Album playing nice and loud. And then hit traffic.
But no worries! Apparently it was all apart of the plan. We end up walking up to a childhood memory of mine, Candy Cane Lane. Are these local, or are they found everywhere? I know there is a spot up North as well. Anywhoo, it was not as grand as I recall as a child, but it was a very adorable surprise. Wrapped up the night with watching Love Actually and drinking Hot Chocolate and IPA. Very Classy ; )
Groupon from time to time will have deals on going to the Family Fun Center. Tip: MAKE THE DRIVE, and go to the location down south. Much more rewarding! Laser tag is one of the funnest ideas for double dates especially. Or mini golf. Basically anything with a little competition ; )
If you're from Seattle, you probably have already visited SAM. I always like visiting either on one of those rare 90 degree days for the free air conditioning, or on a wetter day when you want to get out of the house. But did you know that the Seattle Art Museum– as well as most arts organizations–have a free entry day the 1st Thursday of every month? I am a big fan of having fun, but doing it for free is an even better thing in my book.
You can also check out the free art walk in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square neighborhood, takes place from noon to 8PM on the First Thursday of every month. visit http://www.firstthursdayseattle.com/ for more information.
Seen below is work from Rothko & Do Ho Suh.