Hello Portlanders! Hope you’re staying dry in all this rain. A great thing to take your mind off this gloomy weather would be to hit up some happy hours! Good food, good drinks for a great price. You can’t beat that! Happy Hour’s a sure way to put a smile on your face and your wallet. Speaking of happy hour. Isn’t it annoying when you’re trying to find restaurant and bars happy hour menus on review sites and apps and they don’t have it! Then you spend more time trying to look at a million different websites trying to find out who’s happy hour you want to go to. Then you realize shoot it’s 7pm and I’ve missed it. Well I’ve got just the solution for you. Happy Hour Pal. This new and exciting app and website is the result of two people(who are really awesome by the way) who just were not satisfied by all the other review apps and websites out there. (more…)
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Hello Portlanders! Hope you’re enjoying this weather as much as my family has been. Don’t forget Halloween is just right around the corner. Has your family done anything to celebrate? Check out our Halloween round-up of kid friendly activities. About a month ago we were invited to check out one of Oregon’s funnest festival’s, The Sauerkraut Festival in Scappoose. We were invited from the lovely people of The Better TV Show to film a segment highlighting the festival. Before we get on with the festivities here’s a quick lesson in kraut. Did you know sauerkraut was first made about 2,000 years ago? Yup by the Chinese. The German folk then took the idea and made it their own. Which is how sauerkraut got its name. In German it means “sour cabbage”. So how did Scappoose become affiliated with the stinky stuff you ask? In 1934 the popular Steinfeld’s bought a piece of land in Scappoose to grow cabbage and pickles. Then in 1951 the Steinfeld brother’s bought a vacant food plant and began make their famous kraut. The infamous Steinfeld Brother’s plant is now closed but they’re still producing sauerkraut and pickles. In 1989 a group of people started the festival, it’s usually held every year on the third weekend in September.
We were invited to tour the festival by the folks at The Better Show. Along with Stephanie Kralevich we sampled tons of sauerkraut flavored food. Here’s our experience in photos.
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A while back we were invited to try out Chipotle’s new sofrita’s menu. It was delicious make sure you go read about our experience. Now Chipotle is excited to announce they will be partnering with one of Portland’s favorite craft brewery’s, HUB(Hopworks Urban Brewery). In an effort to maintain their commitment to support local businesses and source their ingredients as local as possible this partnership is very exciting. Two of HUB’s most popular brews are now available at all locations in Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. The new brew’s that you’ll find available to you at your nearest Chipotle include: (more…)
Now that we’ve reached October I think it’s safe to say it’s officially fall!! My favorite time of year. I’ve been slowly decorating my house a little bit at a time so I don’t seem like the crazy lady with fall decorations up when it’s still 70 degrees outside. Now that my little man is older I thought it would be fun to post some festive and fun activities and places to see around Portland. Below are 10 of my favorite places in no particular order. You can also check out last years posts HERE and for some adult activities click HERE. You might find some more inspiration. (more…)