Stepping into Cargo in Portland’s Pearl District is like entering Alibaba’s cave. Filled to the rafters with lacquered furniture, silk lanterns, beads, party favors and everything in-between, this shopping mecca is a must-see for the decorating maximalist.
Amazon & your Kindle may be convenient, but there’s just no substitute for the pleasure that browsing in a great bookstore can bring, and Powell’s is definitely a great bookstore. With over a million books in stock, the depth and breadth of the selection is breathtaking.… Continue Reading →
Everyone should visit our nation’s capital to see the monuments dedicated to those who fought to create, preserve and protect our country as well as the museums dedicated to the things that we hold dear. In the same city, you can read Lincoln’s words saying that ALL men are created equal etched into marble, see the Star-Spangled banner and gaze upon the face Da Vinci’s Ginevra. … Continue Reading →
Stumptown Coffee is a legend, and for good reason, in a city obsessed with coffee, it’s hands down the best place to score your caffeine fix. There are no drip machines behind the counter – each airpot of coffee is filled from french presses; and each latte is lovingly crafted by the baristas.… Continue Reading →
Belgian restaurants are all the rage these days and rightfully so. The Belgians monks weren’t subject to Germany’s Reinheitsgebot beer purity law, so they could add all sorts of extracts and flavors to make mighty tasty (and potent) Trappist beer. And it was the Belgians, not the French, who brought us fried slices of potato.… Continue Reading →
We are lucky…
because we get to spend time with old friends,
& jumping into the lake.
Drinking great beer,
& jumping into a bigger lake.
drinking more great beer,
having a bonfire,
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L&A received this question:
My mom is turning 50 and she is taking her first week long vacation in three years to celebrate. We are trying to find off-the-wall, not-super-touristy things (or really touristy like The World’s Largest Whatever or Birth Place of Thisorthat) in Wisconsin. We’ve been to Madison and all over the Appleton/Green Bay area more times than I can count.… Continue Reading →