New Year’s Eve, 2015

New Year’s Eve kicked off with a prix fixe dinner at Salazar. First I should mention, I stutter and stammer when I try to pronounce “prix fixe.” Second, I was mortified and sad that, as the first customers, we were seated right next to the door which let in freezing air. But? It was delicious. […]

Sotto

First time visiting Sotto, a just-the-right-amount-of-fancy Italian joint occupying the former La Normandie space downtown. Every dish? Fantastic. Like, really incredibly awesome. One might complain some dishes too small, but it really is worth saving room for dessert. (Specifically, the ricotta doughnuts…) The communal table was a great place to poll neighbors about their menu favorites, but the candlelit tables filling the rest […]

Legally Blonde

Birthday dinner for a friend, then over to CCM to catch a performance of Legally Blonde. I was once one of those people that poo-poo’d musical adaptations of 80’s movies, but three songs into this and I have now changed my mind. Super enjoyable sweet silly fun. Hat tip to Joseph for helping make it […]

Thundersnow

Worth the trip: The tap room at Mad Tree Brewing. Went last night for the release of their Thundersnow beer and enjoyed samples from their soon to open kitchen. The seasonal beer is rich—they say with ginger, nutmeg, vanilla and hints of cinnamon. Beer recipes are like horoscopes with me… You could say there are […]

Oh Lorde

I really think Lorde’s first full length album is fantastic. The sound, lyrics, hooks, it’s frankly an alarmingly good debut. But I wasn’t sure how her electronic music would translate to a live stage show. I’d heard raves about previous performances, but I just didn’t feel it. Maybe it was the packed venue up in […]

My friend got a new ride

It’s tough buying a car. It always feels like we’re on the precipice of a vehicle with the perfect set of features. Everything’s a concept (or out already in Europe). My friend’s old ride was falling apart and it was difficult to maintain it long enough until the new Outback arrived in dealerships. I can […]

Good name for wine

This white pinot noir seems like an oxymoron, but it’s really quite resolved. It even gained the curiosity of Edie. Plus also? How many wineries feature an Oregon wine bear in their video propaganda?

Boating around

All photos collected here as well: Roatán on Exposure

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