Bring on Summer!

The crazy nice weather last week has me so excited for summer!  Living in Portland, there are endless things to experience come summer time.  Below are a few of my favorite Portland summer activities:

Brew Barge – if you’ve done Brew Cycle then this is the natural next step.  Grab 10 friends, a cooler of beer (or rose in a can) and head to Waterfront Park.  On a beautiful day, this is an amazing way to see the city and not a bad workout either!

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Oneonta Gorge – The Gorge is full of great hikes, one of the most popular in the summer is Oneonta Gorge.  Make sure to go on a hot day, and go early.  You’ll be completely submerged in water and it will be super packed in the afternoon.

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Burgers & Brew – Portland has no shortage of food related events, and summer typically brings even more.  One of our favorites last summer was Burgers and Brew in Fields Park.  Be on the lookout in Portland Monthly and on Eater for upcoming events!

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Barre 3 at Stoller Vineyard – This is Barre 3 in the Park taken to a whole new level.  An outdoor Barre 3 class in the vineyard followed by an amazing lunch and wine tasting.  I definitely hope they do this again!

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Can’t wait for June!

xoxo,

MJ

FOOOOOD: Sweedeedee

Sweedeedee is an awesome spot for breakfast/brunch.  Anddd they have Avocado Toast which is one of the best things ever.  This place was relatively unknown for quite a while but has definitely been discovered in the past couple of months.  We went two weekends ago around 9am and had to wait 45 mins for a table.  But, worth it for sure.  Especially if you can sit outside in the sun.  Always a bonus.

Check.  It.  Out.

xoxo

MJ

Our Interstate Ave. Adventure…

Matt and I are really lucky to have an amazing group of friends.  Every month or so, we try to get together to do a family dinner – either someone cooks or we go out.  This month everyone wanted pizza so we decided to go out.  Now there is some bomb pizza in Portland, but not a ton of options that are super conducive to groups.  I did some Yelping and came across Pinky’s.  Pizza and whiskey are they’re specialties and the place has a great atmosphere.  If you ask the bartender, you can roll the dice for a particular whiskey shot or whiskey cocktail – I was lucky enough to get a great action shot, haha.

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Now, after dinner was the real treat.  I have ALWAYS wanted to go to the Alibi, and that Friday night, my dreams came true.  Three words: Tiki bar + karaoke.  Ridic.

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Bottom line – if you haven’t been to The Alibi – Go. Now.

xoxo

MJ

Weekends Are Good For The Soul

Weekends really are the best…

Checking out a small town brewery in the Grove

Checking out a small town brewery in the Grove @WaltzBrewing

The sunniest January Saturday.

Spent Sunday exploring with my parents.

Hope everyone else had an awesome weekend!

xoxo,

MJ