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Saturday 21 January 2017   —   Category: Cooking & Food
On 16 July 2016 I attended the 15th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest at McMenamins’ Cornelius Pass Roadhouse. I tried 12 beers and hard ciders, had two meals, listened to live music, went on a Discovery Hunt, got four stamps in my Passport, and took 54 pictures and a video.
Thursday 19 January 2017   —   Category: Cooking & Food
I LOVE popcorn, so I was thrilled to discover recently that January 19 is National Popcorn Day. What better way to celebrate this quintessential American delicacy than to have another big bowl of popcorn tonight — even though I already had a big bowl of it two nights ago?!
Monday 16 January 2017   —   Category: Other Photographers
Five sunny days after a major snowfall at the Portland Japanese Garden would have been the perfect time to go and take photos of the beautiful wintery landscape, except that the Garden stubbornly remained closed due to that very same snow!
Saturday 14 January 2017   —   Category: Cooking & Food
Three visits to the two McMenamins Corvallis locations in the summer and autumn, during a Limited-Edition Beer Tasting and an Oktoberfest party, resulted in tasty food and drink, a free meal, and a handful of McMenamins Passport stamps.
Monday 9 January 2017   —   Category: Outings
Although it was not intentional, it was fitting that I visited Portland’s Japanese Garden on the 75th anniversary of the infamous Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. It brought satisfaction to be an American enjoying an Oregon Japanese Garden in peace, safety and friendship.
Wednesday 4 January 2017   —   Category: Outings
Despite missing the trees clothed in their autumn glory, there was still plenty of beauty to be photographed at Portland’s Japanese Garden when I visited in November 2016 on Election Day. The beautiful light of the early-morning sun made a big difference.
 
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