Discover what an Octicorn eats plus five more reasons to visit Portland

by Beth Shepherd
( December 17th, 2015 )

Last year, around Christmas, I discovered Portland, Oregon’s elusive Santasquatch. And this year? The Octicorn—plus five more reasons to visit Portland.

Octi the Octicorn

Drink some beer. Did you know that Portland has more …

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Her first library card

by Beth Shepherd
( June 4th, 2014 )

Newest Seattle Library member with her library card

Who’s got her own library card? Little Bird! Earlier this week, the two of us went on an excursion to Seattle Public Library’s Madrona Branch to get our cards. Library …

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Bay Laurel Ice Cream Recipe

by Beth Shepherd
( August 14th, 2013 )

Bay Laurel tree
I was intrigued when I saw it on the menu at Marjorie Restaurant in Seattle: Bay Laurel Ice Cream. Just like the sage, thyme and lemon verbena ice creams I’ve made …

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