Category Archives: Beer

Happy New Year!

Our annual collage for 2013. I know it is now February (almost March!) but there is always room for more positive thoughts. I wish you a wonderful 2014! Over the holidays I’ve been thinking about this blog and the direction I wanted to take it. I was posting on Facebook for a while and have […]

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Alaskan Cruise

July was a very busy month for us. We took an Alaskan Cruise with some relatives then hosted another family reunion here in Portland. We had a fantastic vacation with everyone! More pictures are posted on my PICASA GALLERY Getting into vacation mode at the first night’s dinner. Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau Docked in Skagway […]

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June 2012

Here are some of our adventures in June and what we ate 🙂 A good harvest of Hood strawberries from our garden Pine State fried club and hash browns from Pine State Biscuits Shrimp and grits from Pine State Biscuits Picnic lunch with sandwiches of prosciutto, brie, caramelized onions, and apples. Greek yogurt for dessert […]

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May 2012 Part 1

I can’t believe it is now July and I have not posted anything in May and June! Here are some pictures from May… Our urban farm in progress The Bruce Lee from Prickly Ash Seasonal Sandwich from The Big Egg Falafel from Wolf & Bear’s I got a haircut at West Slope Salon A new […]

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Marcel at 40

For this post I am experimenting with vintage effects on Photoshop. Let me know what you think. Marcel finally hit the big 4-0 last weekend! He wants to celebrate for the entire year and this is just a start… A pint of dunkel by Occidental Brewing Company at Hawthorne Hophouse A lovely mango weizen by […]

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The Shops at Legacy – Plano, TX

One of my favorite places in Dallas was the Shops at Legacy. It was nice to walk around, browse the shops, and eat some good food. I had lunch with Marcel’s Aunt Karen one day then came back the next day with my family for dinner. Most of the stores were independently-owned and had some […]

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Christmas 2011

Like most people, I have been busy with “Holiday” events and have not had time to post any blogs. Here are a few pictures from this month. The Filipino community in my workplace had a Christmas party. We had a gift exchange where I brought a Leatherman Multi-Tool and received a nice Jewelry Stand. Yummy […]

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Another Culinary Tour

One of our favorite things to do around Portland is to go on a DIY culinary tour, usually with our friend Chad. Here are excerpts from our last one on Saturday Dec 10th. We started with lunch at Good Food Here On Belmont. I got some shrimp tempura hand roll and udon soup from Sushi […]

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Noah’s Filipino Food

I was very happy to discover a Filipino food cart in Portland! Noah’s Filipino Food 2 Go is located on SW 9th and Alder. Opened on September 8, 2011. #6 includes chicken adobo, pancit and rice. I got a free dessert of maja blanca (coconut corn pudding) Here is the menu. A great way to […]

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Hair of the Dog and Fresh Pasta

We were out and about last weekend looking for sunglasses but I did not find anything I liked. As always, we found some good eats instead. Checked out the tasting room at Hair of the Dog Brewing Company. I had the “Little Dog, Light” while Marcel had the “Fred”. After some drinks we had planned […]

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