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Thursday 25 May 2017   —   Category: Outings
During two visits to Eugene, Oregon, in August and September 2016, I rode my bicycle along most of the wonderful 14-mile Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System encompassing both sides of the Willamette River in central Eugene.
Friday 19 May 2017   —   Category: Dining Out
My first visit to the three McMenamins pubs in Eugene, Oregon, in August 2016 included a scrumptious elk burger, riverside dining, beer and blackberry cider, free tater tots, champagne and ranch dressings, a rare excursion by bicycle, a bike-helmeted selfie, and more!
Thursday 18 May 2017   —   Category: Dining Out
In July 2016 I visited the McMenamins Hotel Oregon in McMinnville with my daughter before she moved out of the area. During our two-hour stay, I enjoyed a wonderful meal and some good beers, as well as the best view in the city from the fifth-floor Rooftop Bar patio.
Friday 12 May 2017   —   Category: Dining Out
In July and September 2016, I visited two well-known and highly-rated wood-fired artisan pizza restaurants in Portland Oregon: Life of Pie Pizza and Ken’s Artisan Pizza. Did the taste and quality of the pizza live up to all the hype ... and expense?
Thursday 11 May 2017   —   Category: Cooking & Food
After baking a loaf of bread in a Superstone Covered Baker, from a recipe in “Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza” by Portland master baker Ken Forkish, I gave it another go with the same pan and a different recipe from Ken.
Monday 8 May 2017   —   Category: Cooking & Food
In May 2016 I enjoyed some Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini at Olive Garden restaurant. A week later I tried my own version at home. They didn’t turn out exactly the same, but they were still really good. Today I show and tell you how I made them.
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