Portland’s Best Bottles to Give and Get: My 2016 Boozy Gift Guide!

The Best Oregon Bottles to Give and Get | PDXfoodlove

All the details on the best booze Oregon has to offer. Give it to your friends or yourself!

Cooked up on December 16, 2016

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The Cocktail Diaries: Backyard Sangria

Pinot Noir Sangria | PDXfoodlove

Summer came early to Portland and I AM PREPARED.

Cooked up on May 16, 2016

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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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Sparkling Summer Sangria

Sparkling Summer Sangria | PDXfoodlove

I don’t know that this counts as a cocktail, so I won’t call this post a “special edition” cocktail diaries – but, tomorrow is FRIDAY, it’s going to be 90 (again) and come 5 p.m., we should all be drinking something cold and bubbly. For your consideration: this sparkling summer sangria: Now, I am not […]

Cooked up on August 7, 2014

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So! It’s been a while since I’ve made a blog post, huh? I was on an epic staycation. We’ve had good friends from college staying with us for nearly a week. I love the feeling of having our home brimming with friends having a good time. It was a much-needed break. As our office room […]

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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Summer Lemon Pesto Risotto

Lemon Pesto Risotto

For some reason I hadn’t made risotto in a while, until this evening. It has been a bit of a crazy Monday, but I feel that I’ve been pretty productive. Work was very busy – we’re planning a huge, awesome girl event for the fall – and there’s just always a lot going on. Before […]

Cooked up on June 24, 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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