Tag Archive: Portland

“Happy Birthday America” Cupcakes

Alright….I’ll admit it…cupcakes probably aren’t the best idea after my three week divorce from the gym but it IS our nation’s birthday and they ARE red, white, and blue! Once again I’ve convinced myself that baking while a few pounds over my ideal weight is “okay” as long as I’ve got a good reason.

Cirque du Soleil KOOZA – Portland, OR

From the moment I spotted the huge blue and yellow big top near the Portland waterfront, I felt like a kid again. I oooooed, awwwed, and talked about it for weeks until one evening Keenan came home with tickets for Cirque du Soleil KOOZA….guess he picked up on my “suttle” hints!

Oregon Spring Beer & Wine Festival

I’m going to take a little break from writing recipes to tell you about a fabulous, local festival that I went to last weekend at the Oregon Convention Center. A group of us went to the 16th annual Oregon Spring Beer and Wine Festival to celebrate my friend’s brother in law’s big 3-0. What better way to celebrate your birthday than sampling local beer and wines all afternoon!