Realtor. Explorer. Lover of design, travel, family, friends, and sunshine. I'm lucky enough to call the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon home. Follow me through my explorations and achieve Pacific Bliss.
Canines Uncorked is an event put on every year by the Oregon Humane Society as a way to raise money and celebrate the wonderful wines of Oregon! This year 16 North Willamette Vineyards participated, each offering free tastings to ticket holders, as well as special events for dogs at each stop!
As a Realtor & home design lover, the Street of Dreams is one of my favorite events of the year!! The 2017 Street of Dreams features 5 homes, ranging in style from an open farmhouse to a super modern Japanese style home designed by Koichiro Hirata, the same architect who recently completed the remodel of the Portland Japanese Garden and is currently working on the 2020 Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.
Starting January 1, 2018, any homeowners looking to sell their home in the city of Portland will have to first have a home energy audit and make their home energy score public. Although these audits have been available for awhile, they are just now becoming mandatory. Portland wants to increase the energy efficiency of residential properties and give buyers a more informed view of their future homes energy usage.
I recently went to San Francisco with David for a family event. We had an amazing time hanging out with family, relaxing in the sun and exploring the city. Rather than explaining all of the things that we did, I'm sharing my experiences through the photos that we took while on our trip. Enjoy!
I've been wanting to go to Astoria for months and months as a day trip from either Portland or Manzanita. It is only about an hour from Manzanita, and about 1.5 hours drive from Portland. Astoria is located right off the coast on the Oregon side of the Columbia River and is the cutest little town full of historic shops, restaurants, breweries and sight-seeing.
June is one of my favorite months of the year because it signifies the start of summer! I'm looking forward to spending lots of time outside and taking in as much of the amazing city of Portland as possible. Here are all of the events that I'm looking forward to this month!
Sukhi Rugs source their designs from India, Morocco, Nepal and Turkey. Each country has a unique style of rug and an interesting story behind the design and the production of the rugs. Sukhi Rugs ensures that all of the talented people who make their rugs have great pay and excellent working conditions, so you can feel good about shopping from this site and knowing that you are truly supporting the local artisans. I instantly fell in love with the Beni Ourain Rugs from Morocco and want to share with you how they are made and how great they look!