Holy Smoked!! Feast Portland’s newest event is also probably its best event.

Feast Portland's Smoked! is the best event at Feast | PDXfoodlove

Now that it’s been four whole days since the end of Feast Portland, I’ve digested (ha!) it all and I think I’m ready to make a big verdict.

Cooked up on September 24, 2015

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Heading out on a Road Trip: My Essential Items to Pack

Road Trip Essentials | PDXfoodlove

Heading out on a road trip this summer? Check out my picks for packing essentials. Good snacks are a major priority!

Cooked up on June 24, 2015

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Wine Country Adventure! The Eola-Amity Hills AVA

Eola-Amity Hills Wine Country Adventure | PDXfoodlove

Last weekend Dave and I took a romantic little day trip down to wine country. Dundee is frequently the place we go on the way out of Portland, but this time we headed a little further south to the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, which is just west of Salem. It’s kind of pretty. Only mildly overwhelmingly […]

Cooked up on September 6, 2014

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Where to Go This Summer: The new Ponzi Vineyards tasting room in Sherwood, OR

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go on a preview tour of the new Ponzi Vineyards tasting room in Sherwood, OR. I will be bringing my friends and family back to this one! What a beautiful space to relax and enjoy the finest of what Oregon has to offer. The new tasting […]

Cooked up on July 6, 2013

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My trip to the Ben and Jerry’s HQ in Vermont

About a month ago I got an email that REALLY surprised me. It was inviting me to come visit the Ben and Jerry’s HQ in Vermont! Of course I was excited to go. I had to do some funny schedule-finagling, but I was so excited to be part of this trip! I flew out to […]

Cooked up on April 16, 2013

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BRB, Going to Ben and Jerry’s.

Hello all, I have a small announcement. The nice folks at Ben and Jerry’s have invited me to come out for a visit to their headquarters in Vermont. After I stopped freaking out a little bit, I said I’d be there. That trip begins tomorrow. I’ll be getting up bright and very early and getting […]

Cooked up on March 31, 2013

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Adventures in Oregon Wine Country

Last weekend I took a little day trip with some of my fellow food bloggers out to visit some of our lovely Oregon wineries, and it was beautiful and relaxing – just what I needed after a busy work week. We visited three wineries that day – Erath, Anne Amie and Soter Vineyards (in that […]

Cooked up on March 3, 2013

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Camping Weekend – with delicious campout food!

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! You know how fresh air supposedly wears you out? I am pretty sure that’s true, because when we got back from a quick overnight camping trip with our good friends Pete and Aggie (and their little one), I trudged blindly up the stairs, grabbed the soft […]

Cooked up on September 3, 2012

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I have been on the move a lot lately. Today I got home from an exhausting but wonderful trip back to Kansas, where I grew up. We celebrated Aaron’s graduation from East High (my youngest brother). We also celebrated my aunt and uncle’s 30th wedding anniversary. It was a week (ish. five days?) filled with […]

Cooked up on May 23, 2012

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Reporting from Florida.

This past weekend Dave and I have been in Florida with his parents, sisters and one sister’s boyfriend. Fort Myers, to be precise. By the time most of you will read this, we’ll be back in the snows (haha!) of Oregon.   We ate plenty of fresh fish, enjoyed warm, sunny weather (most days! we […]

Cooked up on January 16, 2012

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