Barbecue ribs for Diana's Birthday
If you follow this blog you may have noticed that I hang out with Diana a lot. This is because until recently her husband Adam (One of my best friends for more than a decade starting many years ago in Santa Barbara.) worked a retail job for a terrible company that shall go nameless. His … Continue reading Adam finally gets a day off!
James walks along the Willamette River
Trying out all of these hikes is great because it's taking me to parts of the city and outlying area that I've never seen before. Case in point, Oak Island on Sauvie Island. It's of course, not an island within an island or anything crazy like that. It's a peninsula on a shallow lake within … Continue reading Getting Healthy the Oregon Way: Oak Island.
So, there's one hike that I've always wanted to take but couldn't here in Oregon. The one tourist destination everyone goes to here in OR is Multnomah Falls. Who wouldn't really? It's one of the coolest places in the Columbia Gorge. The drive there also has tons of fun sights like Vista House and Latourell … Continue reading Getting Healthy the Oregon Way: The hike that wasn’t.
There's no shortage of great hikes in the Portland area. Most of them are great so I've taken to exploring a bunch in an effort to enjoy the Summer and help get back in shape. I often find myself on the Lewis & Clark campus since my friend Diana works there. Every time I drive … Continue reading Getting Healthy the Oregon Way: Tryon Creek
It can somehow be easy to miss a large mountain in the middle of a city, but that's Portland for you. The entire city is so integrated with nature that it can be easy to miss a large park right in the middle of a residential area. That may seem weird but it's Portland, weird … Continue reading Getting Healthy the Oregon Way: Mt. Tabor
I recently, after far too long, managed to make it into the doctor for a full physical. While I'm still healthy and happy, there's always improvements to be made. Specifically I needed to get out and about more to account for all of the rich food I'm eating, who would have thought? Luckily, Portland may … Continue reading Getting Healthier The Oregon Way: Part 1
James visits Bless Your Heart Burger
What's better than a full brunch, potatoes, sausages, eggs and toast?