the peninsula park: this historic park, also known as the rosa parks park, is portland's first rose garden, with original features including a bandstand, expansive brickwork, a 100-year-old fountain + lantern-style streetlight.
cheesecake chronicles: some people dream in color. others dream in black + white. i dream in desserts. this rich, creamy pumpkin cheesecake was phenomenal. if you're in portland, have a smoothie or a slice of delicious at canteen, a lil shaker-inspired mdoern cafe. all vegan, all the time. for my vegan guide to a weekend in portland, oregon with plenty o’ pics, hop on over here!
remember, eco boys + girls, drinks sans straws! get your own darn straw here.
be like water: nature's architecture in oregon offers up a splendid display of mountains, waterfalls + verdant landscape. feels just like heaven here good reads: currently reading about bottled water + plastic consumption. learn why your choice matters via the new york times. scoop up a zero-plastic filter for purifying your tap water at tiny yellow bungalow, a great lil eco shop with a gaggle of green options for greening your home.
a walk in the woods: a trip to oregon + a hike along the pacific coast trail, among the unspoiled terrain brings a sense of balance + peace. so many shades of green dripping from the pine forests of mount hood. so many new and delicious sounds + smells. does one ever really tire of the sight of such strength + beauty, as found among the hills + mountains?