Our Favorite Winter Escapes for Portlanders

Our Favorite Winter Escapes for Portlanders

Winter in Portland. With the wrong attitude, it can be a dreary time, full of rain, sleet, and generally crummy weather. But winter is also an opportunity for residents of Portland to get out and try something new, to explore their beautiful state in unique ways. All it takes is the right attitude. 

Portland might be famous for its restaurants, book stores, and coffee shops, but the city also happens to be located in the middle of a recreational hub, with plenty of opportunities to play outside all year round. So here’s our list of greatest winter hits around Portland.

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Coffee Is My Weakness and So is the New Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker

Coffee Is My Weakness and So is the New Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker

I haven’t been a coffee drinker for long. Once I had Arya in 2015, I became dependent on it to get me throughout the day, because you know, lack of sleep from having a newborn and all. At one point, coffee made me feel sick when I’d try it before all of that. I guess I finally built enough tolerance over time to where it no longer affects me anymore and instead gives me the energy to stay awake to take care of the kiddos.

When Mom’s Meet offered to send me the Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker, I, of course, jumped on the opportunity. These are my thoughts and they were not influenced in any way.

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Family Fun in Long Beach, WA

Family Fun in Long Beach, WA

Since my husband had a couple of solo trips planned during summer, I decided we needed to do a summer beach trip with the kiddos while the weather is actually nice. We ended up deciding on Long Beach, WA even though I love Oregon beaches more for the scenery. And I haven’t been to Long Beach in over 10 years, so it had been long overdue.

We ended up booking our stay with Best Western and although it was right next door to everything on the main strip, I probably won’t stay again because our bed was broken and they did nothing to fix the problem and we paid over $500 to stay there. Definitely a convenient location though.

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Eat Nut Butters for Healthy Nutrition

Eat Nut Butters for Healthy Nutrition

All throughout most of my life, my pallet hasn’t gone beyond the normal peanut butter (which, btw, is delicious). I know, like where have I been? After I started becoming more aware of what I eat and use in my everyday life since 2015, I have discovered so much more. Essentially there are numerous kinds of nut butters, and they’re packed full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and good fat content.

I received this product for free from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions.

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Oregon’s Most Family-Friendly Ski Resorts

Oregon’s Most Family-Friendly Ski Resorts

When it comes to family-friendly ski areas, unfortunately not all are created equal. Thus, for families looking to maximize both their time and hard-earned dollars, it’s important for parents to identify which areas will be the best fit for them, their kids and their budgets. To help demystify all the options throughout Oregon, we’ve consolidated experience and expertise from the crew at Evo Portland – a local ski and snowboard shop in Portland – to give you the most accurate and up to date details. With winter fast approaching, it’s time to round up your kid’s rental skis, snow gear, and put that rocket box back on the car! Alas, without further ado, here’s a round-up of Oregon’s most family-friendly ski resorts:

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