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Friday Five

  1. I spent last week/weekend in the gorgeous Pacific North West for my darling friend Kortni’s wedding. I’ll be sharing more fun things to do and places to eat/drink at soon!

2. Karla made Pad Thai from scratch and I just can’t even. This girl does it all and makes it look so effortless!

3. So proud of this Napa Valley restaurant for getting the attention it deserves from Zagat. Plus, who doesn’t love Game of Thrones?

4. Erin made her way across the US! I particularly love this photo essay she did from her visit to a National Park, don’t you?

5. Because we could all use a little help pairing two of our favorites: cheese and wine.

 

Getting Ready for Portland (2014 Edition)

Man, oh, man. With the NapaQuake turning the Wine Country upside down for a short while (click here to read my story), I’ve been itching to get out of California.  My trip this past weekend to Chico was heaps of fun and filled with food, friends, and beer! But I have somewhere a little farther away I’d like to get to.. PORTLAND! We all know Portland is one of my favorite cities and I’m excited to say that this weekend, I’ll be jetting up to that fabulous city for a quick weekend getaway.

My darling friend Kortni and I have been scheming together to see one another, but our schedules are jampacked. Sometimes being an adult sucks. But we finally discovered not one, but TWO weekends where we’ll get to see each other. A few weeks after my visit up to Portland, she’ll make her way down to Napa. That should definitely keep my wanderlust at bay until my Mexico trip in November, but more on that later.

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This picture captures us perfectly.

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Weekend Escape: Portland

Guys, it’s been way too long since I’ve been to one of my absolute fave cities: Portland. And this afternoon, I’ll be on a flight heading up there. As an added bonus, I just found out it’s supposed to be, like, gorgeous in Portland this weekend. So. Much. Excitement.

So, let’s narrow down my list of reasons I cannot wait to get my booty back to the land of hella beer, not pumping your own gas, and hipsters to my top 7 reasons why I will not be able to calm down about this trip:

1. This girl.

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Accurately portrays how we felt that night…

2. Ms. Kortni and I are going to the food trucks. Yes, the food trucks of Portland.

3. Watching the 49ers play the Broncos at Spirit of 77Totes packed my Frank Gore jersey.

4. We’re going to hike this trail with mega gorgeous views.

5. This fabulous cocktail at Andina.

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Absolutely no cilantro, thanks.

6. I get to use my fabulous new suitcase I received for my birthday. It’s similar to the one I fell in love with when I was perusing Lauren’s How to Pack for 2 Weeks in a Carry On: Cold Weather Edition post on her blog, Seventeenth & Irving (if you haven’t checked it out yet, do.). I obvi needed one for Paris and this will be my first time using it!

7. I get to check out Whispering Woods Resort in Welches, OR. Pool time in 80+ degree weather? Count me in.

Yep, those reasons are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to why I’m so jubilant about this trip. I’m always on the lookout for new fabulous things to do in Portland, so let me know what else I should be doing in the comments below or tweet them to me on Twitter!

En Fuego Lives On

Why hello there, you. Sorry I’ve been m.i.a. (missing in America, in this case) for the past couple of weeks. You see, first I went camping up in Oregon, as I mentioned here. I came home, worked for a day and a half, and then I took off for a week in the Windy City. Then I came home, and was all sorts of backed up at work after being gone for a week, which prevented me from writing about my amazing camping trip. I know you’re dying to hear all about it. So guess what? Today’s your lucky day.

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