Author Archives: Becky

Link Love

Here are a few finds from the blogosphere that I’m loving lately.

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Tips for Packing Up & Moving Out

A few months ago, Alex and I packed up our lovely home in Eugene and moved. While we are still working on getting settled here in Portland and so we don’t have advice to share yet on the process of moving in (those posts will come later!) we do have some tips to share that we learned from our experience of packing up and moving. I was inspired to write this post after reading Tracy of Shutterbean‘s posts about packing tips & tricks on her fantastic column High Straightenance on the collaborative website Homefries. The posts with Tracy’s great packing advice can be found here: Part 1 and Part 2.  While Alex and I don’t claim to be experts on the subject (far from it) we learned quite a bit while we fumbled through the process, and hopefully our tips can help you out during your next move.

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Catching Up

And we’re back! Here are a few things we’ve been up to lately.

Antipasti platter on a sweltering weekday night.

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Grilled Chicken & Quinoa Bowl with Arugula, Tomato, Cucumber & Feta

On Saturday Portland got a major heat wave. We don’t get really hot weather here very often, so when it does happen, it’s hard to know what to do, or wear, or eat. Alex and I spent a lot of the day reading in the shade and drinking iced tea. When dinnertime rolled around, we wanted to make something cool and refreshing that was pretty simple to make and that wouldn’t result in an even hotter kitchen. Enter this lovely little grilled chicken and quinoa bowl with cucumber, tomato and feta.

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A Weekend in the Garden

This past week Alex got to come out to my family’s house during his days off from work. It had been a while since he’d been there, and he was happy to spend time playing with dogs and lounging in the backyard.

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Out to Eat in PDX: Tasty n Sons

Alex and I constantly have a running mental list of restaurants we want to visit. We hear from friends or read in blogs, magazines or newspapers about the new places in Portland that everyone’s eating, and subsequently talking and writing about. I love that there are always new, fun restaurants popping up in Portland to check out, so the list will never really end.

Tasty n Sons has been on that list for a long time. So, after a failed attempt to dine there with my parents for brunch (a long line means a good, popular restaurant, after all), Alex and I found ourselves back there one day after he had an interview. And we were so glad we did. Image

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Out to Eat in PDX: The Waffle Window (and Off the Waffle)

Welcome to the first installment of our Out to Eat in PDX post series! Portland has so many wonderful and varied food establishments, and we love to go out to eat here and experience the vibrant food culture. So in these posts we’ll share with you the restaurants, food carts and bars we’re visiting, what we got, and what we thought. Let us know if you have a place you’d like us to visit and write about!

We’re really into waffles. Sweet or savory, Belgian or Brussels or Liege style, cooked in our kitchen or eaten at a restaurant – we just really like them. We like waffles so much that (as some of you may know) we’re planning to name our future dog after them.

So naturally, we visited The Waffle Window.

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Picnicking in Portland

When was the last time you went on a picnic?

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