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A Few Days in Portland and Willamette Valley

Loaded with hiking trails, bike paths, coffee shops, and craft breweries, Portland, Oregon is a laid-back, long-weekend getaway. Although we didn’t time our visit to coincide with the region’s fall foliage, blooming lavender fields, or bountiful tulips, we still had plenty to see. Here’s a quick roundup to exploring Portland and a couple of points beyond.

WALKING

Downtown’s Pearl District offers lots of easy walking among scattered wine and beer

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Charlie Mingus – Doughnuts and a Truck

A man smiled and handed a crisp $100 bill to the young woman doling out maple and blueberry and key lime doughnuts to the early morning risers. Nodding at the long line of folks behind him, he wanted to buy breakfast for all of them. “My eight-year-old son recently passed away,” he said quietly, “and this was his favorite place to go at the beach.” Surrounded by beautiful white homes

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My Favorite Things To Do Along 30A

Scenic Highway 30A, a 24-mile stretch of the Florida Panhandle between Destin and Panama City, is truly my happy  place. Watching dolphins play in the emerald surf, I walk for miles on the beautiful beaches.  It just never gets old…. Here are some of my favorite things to do along 30A – and I know my list will change periodically.  I hope you enjoy checking out a few of these

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