Why Not Mushrooms?

A lot of people ask us why we like mushrooms so much. And that’s surprisingly a difficult question to answer. I’ve found myself thinking “why not mushrooms?” It seems to me a little bit like asking someone why they like food so much, or why they like to hang out with their friends so much. … More Why Not Mushrooms?

Pickled Wild Chanterelle Mushrooms

This recipe makes two pints of pickled Chanterelles, you can play around with this recipe and pickle any mushroom but we most recently did Wild Oregon Chanterelles. Ingredients: 2 pounds Chanterelles or whatever mushroom you want to use 3 cups apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons salt 1 bay leaf for each jar Thyme to taste Black peppercorns to … More Pickled Wild Chanterelle Mushrooms

Cool and Quirky Places To Stay In Portland Oregon

The Jupiter Hotel Retro Chic This boutique hotel is a converted mid-century motor inn. Famous for it’s unique artwork in each room. There are two sides of the Jupiter; one next to the chic-rustic Doug Fir Bar for people who want to stay out late and experience Portland’s night life, or the other, more quite … More Cool and Quirky Places To Stay In Portland Oregon

Reverse Culture Shock

After 35 hours of travel, we made it safely to Oregon! It’s spring time here and everyone is talking about the weather warming up but we’re freezing cold. We’re staying with my parents in Dallas, they have a beautiful property that is so peaceful; making this huge adjustment easier for us. We’ve been back in … More Reverse Culture Shock

World Beat Festival!

Summer is finally here and we’re enjoying every minute of it! On Saturday we visited the World Beat Festival in Oregon’s capital. This multicultural festival is held every year at the Riverfront Park. Thousands of visitors come from all over Oregon to watch the parade, dragon boat races and dancing from around the world. Check … More World Beat Festival!

Run River North Show

Last night we spent the night in Portland celebrating my best friend Corinne’s 23rd birthday! We saw an awesome show by Run River North and The Wild Reeds at the Alberta Rose Theatre. We were so close to the band that danced with Alex Hwang himself! Then got some Salt and Straw!