Portland

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Madewell Comes to Portland

A few weeks ago, I was walking around the Brewery Blocks when I saw it: MADEWELL! Cory pretended not to know me while I did a happy dance and snapped a few instagrams. Madewell has always seemed so perfect for Portland so I found it baffling that there wasn't one in our city. Of course I had planned to go as soon as they opened, but...

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Schoolhouse Electric

Its been strange not writing much on Endlessly Enraptured lately. For almost a whole year it was a part of my daily life; writing down notes at the places we go, coming home and using those notes to create a narrative of the entire experience. It was therapeutic. I've always been told if you want to be a writer, you need to write all the...

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Ristretto Roasters

I've been having some really horrible coffee cravings over the past few weeks. Since starting my new job working directly downtown, I've been drinking a lot of watered down, flavorless office grinds. There is a definitive problem with the location I work. There are a couple great coffee shops in relative walking distance, Ristretto Roasters being one of them, but by the time I race over,...

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Dapper & Wise

On a rather unusually sunny afternoon in late January we had our first visit to Dapper & Wise. They opened their doors just a short time ago and are now roasting beans and serving up hot cups everyday of the week, except Sundays. It is owned by the brilliant folks who first opened Insomnia Coffee, two family friendly coffee houses where they welcome live music, displays of...

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Barista (Northwest 23rd)

When we were in London, I loved the feeling I got when going on adventures through the rows of centuries old buildings.  They loomed overhead while the sun peaked over their rooftops. Mixed in with all of the old there was plenty of new shops and restaurants you could visit too,  nestled inside or between all of the rich historical buildings. I don't get the...

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A Sweet Sunday at St. Honoré Boulangerie

We have been wanting to start a Sunday tradition. We do go out on the weekend occasionally to get a cup of coffee or get a treat to take home, but it hasn't been an actual tradition. We have a dream of going to a wonderful place such as a bakery or patisserie to take in the ambiance and treat ourselves to something special while...

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A Locally Crafted Christmas at Pittock Mansion

For the past few years, Jade and I have made it a tradition to visit the historic Pittock Mansion, which is decorated in festive holiday fashion each year. A different theme is selected each year and every room in the mansion is decorated based on that particular theme. Last year it was decorated based off the 12 Days of Christmas. This year, they chose the...

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A Giveaway with Woodblock Chocolate

November and December have to be our favorite months of the year. There is this wonderful feeling in the air brought about by the holidays. The chill brings us closer together while walking through town, the streets are lined with twinkly lights and my desire for chocolate triples. My birthday just so happens to be right in the middle of it all! In fact, I...

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We Love Woodblock Chocolate

Charley and Jessica from Woodblock Chocolate are amazing. Not just because they are making some of the most delicious and inspiring artisan chocolate in Portland recently. Not just because they are genuine, warm and inviting people who aren't afraid to have a conversation about life in general, life as business owners and life as parents. And not just because they let us sample more chocolate than we could...

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