Casual Dining, Food & Drink

That’s Italian…

We were out and about around dinner time and this little restaurant caught our eye. Nonna Emilia, located at 17210 SW Shaw St, Beaverton, OR has a home like atmosphere. Their pizza has thick crust so you don't need much to get full. Warning: The food left a hint of garlic on our breath!! We… Continue reading That’s Italian…

Boating, Casual Dining, Food & Drink

Rolling on the River

On July 13 we took a ride on the Portland Spirit River boat. Not really a road trip, but we would recommend going at least once. The weather was great that day and the food, customer service and entertainment is excellent. And the views are amazing!!

Food & Drink, Wine Tasting

Confluence Winery, Ridgefield, WA

Visiting Confluence is like visiting friends. The owners, Jae and Greg, are great people, and their wine is great. Club members enjoy 15% off all bottle purchases and free wine tastings for two in exchange for a 8 bottle purchase commitment a year (2 bottles a quarter). One of our favorite surprises is when they… Continue reading Confluence Winery, Ridgefield, WA

Food & Drink, Road Trip, Wine Tasting

Faith, Hope & Charity Vineyard

We love variety, so on the way home from AZ we took back roads toward Sisters, OR and stopped by this remote 15 acre vineyard. The are located NE of Sisters, OR. This was actually our second visit. They are a little hard to find. You have to take Lower Valley Turf Road off of… Continue reading Faith, Hope & Charity Vineyard

Coffee Cafe', Food & Drink, Road Trip

Reno, NV for Coffee & Bagels

Being from the Pacific NW and coffee roasters ourselves, we prefer to find the out of the way coffee shop vs. the corporate coffee shop. We found Hub Coffee Roasters, located in Midtown Reno. Their location is quaint. Their menu is limited, but the coffee is excellent. Their baristas are very customer service oriented. We… Continue reading Reno, NV for Coffee & Bagels