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Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day etc. All of the holidays that pair best with a good brunch, buffet, or special occasion meal are upon us. If you want the perfect place to spend time with your family, I have the place – Line and Lure.D and I love seafood and going out to eat, so […]

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Review: ilani’s Line and Lure Seafood Restaurant

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If you remember, I recently published a post about Michael Jordan’s Steak House. D and I had gone on a date and everything was so wonderful. I kept thinking about the food, the restaurant, the whole experience! So I reached out to the PR company to who represents the restaurant to learn more about the […]

portland, thoughts

Interview: Chef Cory Hoekstra – Michael Jordan’s Steak House

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D and I recently began a Whole30. It is an elimination diet, focused around eating whole foods. This means no sugars, carbs, dairy and importantly alcohol. The diet really makes you focus on whole, healthy eating. I’ve really enjoyed this refocus on the food I’m putting in my body. A couple weeks ago, I was […]

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Explore: Canning Class with Sarah Marshall

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Brunch in Portland is quite the event. There are SO many tried and true brunch favorites in town. I always am looking to try the newest brunch menus, but that comes at a cost…waiting in line. Trust me when I say D is reluctant (at best) to wait in line for breakfast. It’s never an […]

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Review: New Brunch Menu – Circa 33

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Oregon is becoming a wine capital of the world. I recently heard there are almost 700+ labels of wine coming out of Oregon. That is crazy! With so many options- how do you choose? I’m here to help. I partnered with Toyota and went on a wine tasting adventure and I have some of my […]

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Explore: Oregon Wine Country with Toyota

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This heat is wearing on me. I know I shouldn’t complain because it will rain for 6 months but…it’s hot. Luckily for me, our new house came with AC (thank gosh). All this time indoors has given me some time to focus on the blog. (finally) I want to share a recent wine tour adventure! […]

portland, travel

Explore: Wine Tours via Horseback Riding

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A couple weeks ago, I attended a new (to me) Portland food event. It combines two of my favorite things. Brunch food AND bloody marys. I’ve been to many Portland food events and this one is one of my new favorites. The lines were shorter than expected. The portions were larger than expected. To top if […]

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Portland Events: PDX Monthly Country Brunch

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I don’t think there is much better than a perfect pastry. With a cup of coffee and a bright spring morning- you are teetering on perfection. So when I read the review of Grano Bakery in the Oregonian, I knew I had to try it. D and I moved to the Oregon City area about […]

portland, reviews

Restaurant Review: Grano Bakery

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Spring is finally here in Portland. It’s been nice to feel the sun on my face. Seeing the days last longer. I’m excited to know summer is on the way. If you’ve been following me on instagram (@racheljanelloyd), you know a lot has happened since I posted. Don’t worry more posts about those events are […]

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Catch Up: Woodburn Tulip Festival

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As you can imagine, life has been a bit crazy lately. We are 2 months away from the wedding. In the past, D and I have taken an early spring vacation. Las Vegas, Palm Springs etc. This is why we chose our wedding date- to keep that tradition alive. Well this Portland weather is making me […]

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Our Stay: AC Portland Hotel Staycation

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