Category Archives: out and about.

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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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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portland metro walks

my friend, jennifer, and i have taken my friend nancy’s suggestion. we have been going on walks from http://www.metro-region.org/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=27574. i took some pics. the following are from colonial heights/ladd’s addition: these next ones are from the oaks bottom wildlife refuge…

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beverly cleary.

this past saturday i volunteered to help with the beverly cleary walking tour for the architectural heritage center. beverly cleary lived here in north east portland while she was in school. the weather was lovely and the info quite charming. … Continue reading

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out and about.

i was out and about all over town this weekend. this was the first weekend in a long time that i didn’t work. the weather was fabulous. the above image is from n. mississippi. i’ve always loved this building. i … Continue reading

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