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Explore Portland: Tin Shed Restaurant for Brunch

Explore Portland: Tin Shed Restaurant for Brunch

On a recent Sunday morning, we were in Portland attending my daughter’s gymnastics meet at the Oregon Convention Center. After it was over, we piled in the car and were attempting to find somewhere to eat lunch. Our first thought (because we were starving), was […]

Explore Oregon: Astoria Column and Wet Dog Cafe

Explore Oregon: Astoria Column and Wet Dog Cafe

We love to visit Astoria, Oregon, and it’s not terribly far from our home, so I’m not sure why we don’t visit more often. Last weekend, we had the opportunity to make a quick afternoon/evening trip and we were able to do a bit of […]

A Creative and Meaningful Family Advent Calendar

A Creative and Meaningful Family Advent Calendar

Over the years, we have searched for ideas to count down the days until Christmas in a meaningful way. We wanted to foster a spirit of excited anticipation, have activities that would bring us together as a family, and help us all to remember the […]

Top Five Newport, Oregon Family-Pleasing Restaurants

Top Five Newport, Oregon Family-Pleasing Restaurants

When traveling to the Oregon Coast, there is so much to explore, and so many restaurants to choose from! It can be overwhelming, but don’t fret, here are the top five eating establishments sure to please your entire family with atmosphere and food choices. 1. […]

5 Frugal Fun Family Activities in Newport, Oregon

5 Frugal Fun Family Activities in Newport, Oregon

You and your family want to take a weekend trip to Newport, Oregon. The ocean itself is gorgeous, and walking on the sand, picking up shells, and making sandcastles provides hours of entertainment. Yet there’s only so much time you can spend on the beach […]