1. Travel Diary: Portland, Oregon [Day 6]

    Most of today, involved food and leisure. Big surprise, I know! Jeff spent the morning cooking stuff  (lemon poppyseed cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting) for the barbecue we later on attended. I went for a long walk around Sellwood (his neighborhood) and fell in love with all the gorgeous houses and impressive gardens. Later on we went to an incredible barbecue, celebrating one of Jeff’s friend Mary’s 50th bday. The hosts of the party lived on this half acre lot with a full sized house and a little studio guest house…plus a fully blooming vegetable garden, apple trees, a real fire pit, barbecue… plus a really cute pink picnic table and matching benches.