• Springtime in Eugene

Springtime in Eugene

Brice and I enjoyed a long weekend in Eugene for his birthday. While that might not be the most common location for a vacation weekend, we love it for a casual getaway that is easy to get to, with some fun activities and a beautiful place to stay.


Here is what we were up to and what we recommend!

Where to Stay:

We have become total regulars at the Augusta House, an incredible B&B. We have been there at least once a year since 2010, when Brice surprised me with a trip there for our first wedding anniversary. It was opened by Marilyn Augusta, who is a semi-retired award-winning interior designer. So needless to say, it is beautiful and luxurious (and as far from one of those kitschy, questionable B&Bs as you can get). There are only two suites, so it is an intimate and quiet location.

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Bushel and Peck Bakeshop: Cafe Charm

bushelandpeckbakeshop.com • 3907 NE MLK Blvd & Failing St • 503.206.8953

Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-6pm; Sun 9am-3pm

Bushel and Peck (2b)

A couple of my girlfriends and I have had season tickets to the Broadway shows that come to Portland for the past few years. We have a great time tapping our toes to the tunes and debating which were our favorite musicals to date (the unanimous winner is the old-timey musical with a big tap-dancing number, Anything Goes – amazing!). Last month, Guys & Dolls came to town. Now, while I wasn’t a huge fan of it overall, I did find this one song, “A Bushel and a Peck,” performed by the character Miss Adelaide and her Chick Chick Chickedies, catchy and fun.

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Forktown Food Tours: Not Just For Tourists

There are still two spots remaining for the Brunch and Bakery Tour I’m co-hosting with Forktown Food Tours on Saturday, April 18th! We have a super great line-up of Glyph, Pearl Bakery, Little T, Quin Candy, Nuvrei and Palace Cakes. It will be a fun day of delicious food and behind-the-scenes information! So go on, sign up now and be our last two awesome guests! You know you want too ;)

Forktown (44b)

Speaking of Forktown, just a few weeks ago, I took my mom on one of their tours that strolls down Mississippi Avenue. Despite the fact that my mom has lived in the Portland-metro neighborhood for almost 40 years, she has probably been to the east side only a handful of times. As a fellow food lover, I knew she would have a great time on a food tour and assumed (correctly) that she hadn’t been to any of the stops on the Mississippi tour. So I figured this would be a perfect mother-daughter activity to celebrate her recent birthday.

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