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About iheartlivinginportlandoregon

i'm julie thompson, and i live in portland, oregon. this city has so much to offer and so many places to explore. i enjoy highlighting some of these places here on my blog.

my home was in the oregonian!

my apartment was in the oregonian this weekend…on the cover of the home & garden section. the following are some photos from the article: Advertisements

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check out this other blog!

i just found the coolest blog….. pdxbuildingads.blogspot.com it chronicles some of the coolest old advertising signs that are painted on the sides of buildings all around portland. after you look through here, you’ll never pass another without taking note!

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chinese gardens and random neat things from downtown on a sunny winter sunday.

last sunday was very blustery…and sunny. it also happened to be free admission day at the chinese gardens downtown. my friend nina moved to a loft down there, and i hadn’t been over to see it, so i got to … Continue reading

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pinkham millinery…a hat party!

if you are ever fortunate enough to attend one of dayna pinkham’s parties or fashion shows, i urge you to do so. she is a very gifted milliner with a great vision. she designs and makes all types of hats … Continue reading

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belmont station…over 1200 kinds of beer.

located here in southeast portland, at the corner of stark and 45th, sits a little store with a lot of beer that’s for sale. one night luke and i bought this one… we thought the label was really cute, and … Continue reading

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mid-century house plans.

i love home plans. i used to look at them all the time when i was a little kid. strange hobby, i know, but i’m an only child, so what do you expect? over the years i’ve collected some of … Continue reading

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my vintage sewing pattern collection.

perhaps i’ve mentioned before that i have a vintage sewing pattern collection. it’s intense. i’ve been collecting them for about 15 years, and i have about 1000. i haven’t counted them in a long time, and i hadn’t really bough … Continue reading

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wine country.

with friends visiting from out of town, i thought going out to the wine country would be a fun experience. it totally was. it’s so beautiful out there, and i hadn’t been in a million years. it’s interesting that most … Continue reading

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national sanctuary of our sorrowful mother.

the grotto is a really neat place to go that i always forget about. i had only been once before and never up to the top. i would even venture to say that it’s peaceful gardens rival that of the … Continue reading

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treasure hunting at estate sales.

one of my favorite things to do throughout the year in portland is go to estate sales. usually i find many treasures. one of the particular kinds of treasures i like is paper ephemera. i collect vintage sewing items and … Continue reading

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