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Picks for Portland Dining Month 2018

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There are many things I love about spring in Portland and Portland Dining Month is at the top of the list. For the entire month of March, 100+ restaurants have come together to offer the city of Portland amazing food at an unbeatable price.

For $33, at participating restaurants, the Portland Dining Month order will include an appetizer or first course, main entree and dessert. Not only is the food amazing, the selection and variety amongst the restaurants and types of cuisines are many. 

As you may be able to tell, I’m quite excited about this upcoming month of food adventures. And to do it justice, I've done my research and rounded up the restaurants I’m most excited to check out! Some I've been to before, others will be brand new to me. So if you're looking for recommendations or happen to be visiting this month, take a look at where I'll be dining for Portland Dining Month.

Brunch, Brunch, Coffee, Movie, SNOW - A Long Weekend Recap

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Guys. It's Wednesday and I feel like I'm still recovering from this last weekend. It’s a good thing today was a snow day in Portland. I can’t think of a better way to recap this weekend than by sitting on my couch, drinking a cup of tea and munching on a cookie straight out of the oven. 

Thanks to President’s Day, last weekend was a 3 day weekend! With that, I had committed to doing some major self-care and wanted to make a concerted effort to enjoy my time. Not only did I have an extra day off, I didn’t have any major commitments or social plans getting in the way of my relaxing! So, I spent the weekend catching up with my friends, working out, relaxing, reading, sleeping, watching TV, eating good food, adventuring, and quite frankly, I think I did it all quite successfully. I also hit up a number of awesome Portland spots that I shared a bit of on Instagram, and will go more in-depth on here!

Casual + Coffee - 2 Casual Brunch Spots!

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As I mentioned earlier, this weekend is a long weekend with Presidents Day on Monday, so that means I get an extra opportunity to catch up with some of my girlfriends! And don't get me wrong, you know I love brunch, day or night, but sometimes I just need some variety. Variety in terms of the kind of food, the ambiance, the venue and in how dressed I actually have to get. So, in thinking about where to go this weekend with various friends, I realized I hadn't talked about some of my favorite more casual spots on the blog yet! 

So today,  I’m covering two charming coffee + brunch spots that I would go to anytime, with any of my friends or fam. Are you ready? 

#PDX Valentines Sweet Treats RoundUp

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Given the day of flowers, love and hearts galore is right around the corner, I thought why not round up a few of the sweet specials going on around town and share them with you guys! Some of my favorite local Portland brands and establishments pulled together out some awesome Valentine’s Day collaborations and unique ways to celebrate.

Check out my #PDX Valentine’s Sweet Treats  RoundUp: Coffee, Donuts & Desserts

Travel Guide - #24HoursInToronto

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If you followed me on Instagram this a few weeks ago, you may have seen that I wasn’t in Portland, but on the other side of the country in TORONTO! 

Because it was a business trip, I only really got 24 hours across a few days to do things on my own time, hence the hashtag and title of this post. Given that’s how almost all of my work trips end up being, the #24HoursIn… is seeming more and more like it's going to be a fixture around here for my upcoming travel guides. So to kick things off, here is my #24HoursInToronto Travel Guide. I hope you like it!