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Manzanita Food Recommendations

Manzanita Food Recommendations

I get a lot of questions about food recommendations in Manzanita.  The fact is, I’ve lost weight out here being away from the incredible temptations of great food in Portland.  Limiting my time there to 2-3 days a week has been great for my health and my bank account.

So, while they seem to be

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Barcelona PFA 2015 Recap

Barcelona PFA 2015 Recap

Our first PFA International trip with Chef Jose Chesa to Barcelona was SOLD OUT, and spectacular! We’ve been doing events in Portland for five years, but this was our first foray into international travel. If you scroll down in this blog, you’ll find links to Wendy Bumgardner’s Locavoregon blog and

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Barcelona Food and Other Adventures – Settling in

Barcelona Food and Other Adventures – Settling in

There’s nothing quite like La Boqueria that I have ever experienced. Unlike the wonderful Portland Farmers Market, this market goes on 7 days a week. It’s covered, and it’s got a wonderful mix of vendors and restaurants. While I had dined at Pinotxo the day before at the front of the market, in the

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Barcelona Food and Other Adventures – Part 2

Barcelona Food and Other Adventures – Part 2

 

Monday would be our first full day in Barcelona. We decided to go see the Boqueria, which was off of Las Ramblas—about a 15 minute walk. Walking in markets together, unless you are holding hands as a couple, is kind of a tough go. So, I suggested we both go our separate ways and meet back in an

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Barcelona Food Adventures — Part I

Barcelona Food Adventures — Part I

In December of 2013, I brought up the idea of a little international adventure in the Spring with my son. He will have accumulated three weeks of vacation time during his first year of post-university employment, and I thought it would be fun to take a little trip together, especially since this

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July 4th weekend in The Wallowas

What prompted me to move to Oregon was the discovery of its breathtaking coast, followed by three days in Portland.   After moving here, I slowly discovered many of the incredible sights (and sites) Oregon has to offer.  I explored different areas of the coast, made it to Bend, Three Sisters and

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Restaurant Beck

By Chris Angelus, Portland Food Adventures

I took one of my two night chills out to the coast this weekend. I do some of my best thinking while driving to the coast, and when I’m there. I have a new client, TablesUp, an app which I am really excited about, and I wanted to find time to think about

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Afternoon Delight in the Wine Country

It was a gorgeous Sunday afternoon yesterday. After getting done what needed to be done around the house, at 3:00 we set off for a little drive to Henry Hagg Lake, but on the way stopped to pick some raspberries

Then on to Hagg Lake

Passing so many wineries, we stopped here…

Then to the

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