Monday, August 31, 2015

Cours d'Elegance

The Cour d'Elegance is over for this year, but if you love cars, especially of
the vintage variety, you will thoroughly enjoy this show in 2016.
My husband took me along on this adventure and I even enjoyed seeing these beauties.
It would also be a great adventure to include a few wineries in the area too.
Make a weekend of being out and about not too far from Portland, OR.
It is held each year on the Pacific University campus in Forest Grove.

For the July 2016 date and details check out

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Island Cafe

The Island Cafe is where my husband and I go for a little escape,
when we want to feel like we are on holiday and floating
on the river.
Yes, it is right on the Columbia River at Hayden Island.
Going north on I-5 take the Jantzen Beach exit and head right
on the island road.  Watch for the sign along on your right side.
There is parking above and you walk down the ramp and board
walk to the restaurant.  Lunch time, I can recommend, as less busy
than on a summer evening.
Everything I have had here is good, but the fish and chips is my favorite.
Perfect for a nice day get away.  No reservations taken.

Island Cafe
250 N.E. Tomahawk Island Dr.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Melt in your mouth sashimi.
Biwa's is quite casual, sit at the bar, small tables, or outdoors
on a fine day.
They serve small bites, Japanese style, much like tapas.
Each small plate was delicious, but the price can add up when ordering this way.
I enjoyed the food alot, but with so many Japanese style restaurants
in town I probably would go elsewhere.
What I would say, visit it for yourself and you may like it alot.

215 S.E. 9th Ave., Portland, Oregon

Tamale Boy

Tamale Boy has the best summertime patio to savor
the food and an evening visit.
Beside delicious tamales, they serve specials such as the 
one of above or tacos below.
Guacamole can be ordered and made at the table just for you.
Having visited here several times, I can highly recommend Tamale Boy.

Tamale Boy
1764 N.E. Dekum St., Portland, OR.
Visit their website to find locations for their food trucks:
Head's up, they are closed on Mondays.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Salmon Street Fountain

On a hot summer day nothing can be better that running
through the Salmon Street Fountain in downtown Portland.
You can find it along the west Willamette River front.
Your kids will thank you and it's free fun.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Portland Parks - Summer Nights

Dancing the night away.
Portland, Oregon's Park Bureau always amazes and delights me
with their summer offerings.
Beside wonderful live concerts at Washington Park, by the Rose Gardens,
they have free symphony's, movies, and concerts around town
in many of the parks.
It's all free, pick and choose what your heart desires.
Last night I packed a picnic and we enjoyed this concert in the park for free.
Yes, free is a very good price.
It was a lovely evening out with the evening breezes.
There are only three more nights at Washington Park,
but check the website above for more events throughout August.