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University of Oregon and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History

We were finally over the jet lag so Amber and I were ready for adventure Thursday morning. To kick off the day, we found a pretty great Ingress mission to tour University of Oregon. Throughout the campus, many trees have been planted to honor or memorialize people and events. The “Tree Fiddy” mission takes you to […]

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Dinner at Falling Sky Brewery and Gastropub

For my beer flight, I had: Knight Commander (Scottish Rye) Never a Quitter Bitter (English bitter) Pas de Nom Belgian Bruin (We Had To Do a) Northwest IPA (collaboration with Ninkasi) Space is the Place (Schwarzbier) Treeline Extra Pale Ale

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Fisherman’s Market, Eugene, Oregon

Fisherman’s Market was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives for its delicious seafood. When you first walk in, it can be a little intimidating if you don’t know what to expect. After cautiously looking around and glancing at a menu, Ber and I walked up to the counter and asked what’s the best thing for […]

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Knitting

Dachsund

Being partially colorblind, whenever I see a skein of yarn that I’m pretty sure I actually see all its colors, I get excited. Wasn’t planning on buying yarn this trip, but this beautiful ‘madtosh’ at Soft Horizons in Eugene changed my mind. I’ve already picked out a pattern on Ravelry for it too.

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Edam

Gouda is one of my go-to cheeses. I told a group of Automatticians that Gouda was probably my ‘desert island’ cheese because it’s good in almost every context. I normally can’t get Edam back at home, but I knew it was similar to Gouda. When I saw some in the cheese counter at Kiva grocery […]

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Knitting

Nice Things To Ask the Knitter in Your Life

I’m doing some of my fastest knitting ever while on vacation. I’ve finished the ribbing of my sweater’s front and have started the stockinette. But it’s funny, because I casted on while on the plane and my flight attendant took a couple jabs at me. She noticed how lovely Amber’s socks were coming along (and they’re seriously […]

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Early Morning in Portland

Thanks to jet lag and a 6am train departure, I was tasked with finding us breakfast at 4:30am today. I enjoyed it and we made it to the train on time.

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Happy Hour Menu

“Notice, the smoked pork poutine is not on the Happy Hour menu.” We’ve arrived at our AirBNB in Portland, Oregon, and plan to eat an early dinner at Pints Brewing Company before promptly passing out. We’ve got a train to catch in the morning!