• An Interview with Oregon Artist – Lisa Sofia

    A friend of mine recently introduced me to an exceptional local Oregon artist. The moment I viewed her rich work I knew I needed to share it with my readers. The exquisite way Lisa Sofia captures Oregon’s beauty is both fascinating and exhilarating to the soul. In my interview below, the artist discusses her background, […]

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  • 5 Ways To Take Your Holiday Party To The Next Level

    On the one hand, the holidays are all about traditions. You and your family probably have some favorite recipes you like to cook up, or maybe it’s a trip to your favorite Oregon tree farm. But just as much as holidays are about tradition, many have an insatiable drive to outdo themselves and try something […]

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  • World Traveler Finds Her Forever Home in SW Portland

    After a two year home search, Portland native and travel agency owner Barbara Kelley found her forever home in SW Portland’s Vista Hills neighborhood. The home checked off all the boxes on her must-have list but needed a cosmetic facelift. After careful consideration of how she wanted the new interior to look and live, she […]

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  • Romantic Secret Waterfall – Oregon Coast Hidden Gem

      Hug Point is one of the most romantic sites on the northern Oregon coast. The 43-acre state park is home to a hidden beach with a spectacular waterfall. Where does this state recreation site get its name? Why does it have a reputation for romance? And why do you need to be aware of the tides when heading […]

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  • ‘Tis The Season for Sweet & Nutritionist-Approved Treats.

    5 Nutritionist-Approved Tips for Better Holiday Baking ‘Tis the season for sweet and savory treats. The holidays bring loads of goodies, but the problem is these temptations can put a big strain on your nutrition goals. If you’re whipping up some tasty holiday dishes this season, you don’t have to choose between your health and […]

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  • Q & A: Portland New Home Energy Score Program

      We reached out to Stephanie Shapiro, Co-Owner of PDX HIVE, to get the scoop about the new City of Portland Home Energy Score mandate that goes into effect on Jan 1, 2018. We asked her some of the most common questions, and here’s what she had to say. Q: What is a Home Energy Score? A:  A Home Energy Score is a 1-10 rating […]

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  • Christmas Tree Decorating Tips – Infographic & Video

    Whether you opt for a real or artificial Christmas tree, there are certain formalities that must be followed in order o turn your Christmas tree into a decoration masterpiece and the centerpiece of your holiday home. Below are a few tips to get you started along with a video from Pottery Barn. Want your tree […]

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Romantic Secret Waterfall - Oregon Coast Hidden GemWaterfalls at Hug Point State Park, Oregon

Romantic Secret Waterfall – Oregon Coast Hidden Gem

  Hug Point is one of the most romantic sites on the northern Oregon coast. The 43-acre state park is home to a hidden beach with a spectacular waterfall. Where does this state recreation site get its name? Why does it have a reputation for romance? And why do you need to be aware of the tides when heading […]