Enjoying Natural Hot Springs Near PDX

Enjoying Natural Hot Springs Near PDX

Want something fun to do this weekend or anytime you are able to get away for something new and interesting? Then go for a hike to a close-by natural hot spring and soak away your stress in a peaceful setting. And you don't have to go all that far! Natural hot springs...

Fresh Local Fish In the Portland Area

Fresh Local Fish In the Portland Area

We are so fortunate to have fresh fish year-round here in Portland. And it's easy to go local with the rivers and ocean within 100 miles. Seafood is such a big part of the Northwest lifestyle, especially here in PDX. But what are the local seafood options here in the...

The Best Natural Stone Countertops

The Best Natural Stone Countertops

If you want your countertop to be as individual as you are, then look into a natural stone countertop. Natural stone is quarried and is often limited in size. For example, limestone is limited to seven-foot slabs. So if your counter is longer than the natural stone...

What You Need To Know Before Replacing Bathroom Flooring

What You Need To Know Before Replacing Bathroom Flooring

If you’re going to be replacing flooring in your bathroom, you need a plan that defines where you’re at, how the bathroom will be used, and how you want it to look. Bathrooms are particularly tricky due to the moisture from steam and the possibility of water on the...

The Best Donut Places Around Portland

The Best Donut Places Around Portland

The best doughnut places around Portland are often holes in the wall or unusual places you wouldn’t think of. We tried to find shops that were not part of a chain (even a local one) providing unique takes on the standard deep-fried pastries. Some National & Oregon...

Why Is The Oregon State Flower A Fruit?

Why Is The Oregon State Flower A Fruit?

Ever since Oregon became a state in 1859, Oregonians worked to find consensus on the state flower, state bird, state nut, and state motto. In 1890, the Oregon Horticultural Society formed a committee to nominate the state flower. Many flowers were nominated including...

Chasing Amazing Oregon Waterfalls

Chasing Amazing Oregon Waterfalls

“What do you want to do this summer?” asked the newlywed husband to his wife. “Let’s go chasing waterfalls,” she replied. And so they did. Of course, living in Oregon, that wasn’t going to be a problem. The challenge instead, was which waterfalls to chase. Counting...

Covid-19 Pandemic – The Impact On Home Design

Covid-19 Pandemic – The Impact On Home Design

With the introduction of a global pandemic in the spring of 2020, the initial two-week quarantine was a difficult adjustment for many. For parents who worked and had school-aged children, those two weeks felt more like an extended spring break. But, as quarantine...

Almost Everyone In Oregon Goes Camping

Almost Everyone In Oregon Goes Camping

There is no doubt that if you live in Oregon, chances are you love the outdoors. In fact, nearly three-quarters of Oregonian's camp. With a myriad of scenic places in the state to travel to, one could visit a different destination each day of the year and still not...

Less Expensive Home Renovations That Increase Value And Livability

Less Expensive Home Renovations That Increase Value And Livability

Whether you are wanting to increase the value of your Portland home in preparation for putting it on the market for sale, or you're wanting to make home renovations for improved livability, knowing which improvements to make are key. Though home renovations are often...

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