Monday, November 5, 2018

The Cedar Creek Grist Mill

Having lived in Portland for many years I had heard about the Cedar Creek Grist Mill,
but hadn't been there until this fall. Not sure what took me so long,
it is absolutely beautiful and work the drive.
About a 45 minute drive north on I-5 to Woodland, Washington,
then take a very quick right turn on CC Street and follow the signs out into the country.
A gorgeous drive any time of year, but the fall colors were spectacular.
Watch each fall for their apple festival too.
I know I will be watching for it next year.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Elephants Deli

Yes, I know I haven't posted in a very long time.
This is Elephants Deli on NW 23rd, just north of
Burnside Blvd.
A great place to meet a friend for lunch
or do a little gift shopping.
I know I will be back here for some Christmas shopping for sure.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Smith and Bybee Natural Wetlands

A wonderful place in Portland to explore,
enjoy some time of quiet,
and get some exercise too.
Spending time with someone special
definitely delights me here.
For more information go to the above link.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Urdaneta opened just last month and I finally made
it there for a visit.
In one word:  Delicious!!
They serve Spanish tapas such as the below scallops.
If you want something new definitely run to Urdaneta.
They are located at 3033 N.E. Alberta St.
Portland, Oregon
Phone: 503-288-1990 for reservations

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Timberline Lodge

 It had been too long since I visited Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood.
It is a delight at anytime of the year.
 The view from the window is just amazing even on a cloudy day.

 A sit by the fireplace, yes the one where you can find
Santa coming from at Christmas time.
The details are just breathtaking.
Sunday brunch was delicious.
Take a day off and visit the mountain and the lodge,
you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, March 31, 2016


214 S.W. Broadway
Portland, Oregon 
Closed Sundays and Mondays

 Saucebox had been on my list for quite a long time
and finally during the month of March with the Portland Dining discount
off I went.  It didn't disappoint.
The service was the highlight, very well taken care of.
The food was delicious.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Little Bird Bistro

 Dinner at Little Bird was the best treat I have had
in a long time.  The service, atmosphere, and food
were truly amazing.
 The appetizer was pork belly bilini's.
 Cod was hiding under those beans.
 Olive oil cake with rhubarb.
Normally I don't like rhubarb, but this was delicious too.
Since it was my birthday there were two tiny macarons 
at the end of the meal.  
This is a definite repeat.

March is Portland Dining Month,
so many restaurants including Little Bird have
a special menu for $29 each person.
Definitely makes it worth trying some restaurants you
haven't visited yet.

Little Bird Bistro
219 SW 6th Ave., Portland, Oregon 97204
Phone: 503-688-5952