#FBF: Get Your Sugar Fix: Voodoo Doughuts (Portland, OR)

How can I write about going to Portland, Oregon and not mention Voodoo Doughnuts? I can’t, so that’s why I absolutely must (no, it’s a law, I swear, just believe me!). This was a place that’s been popular for over a decade and it was the place that everyone was telling me I absolutely must go to, probably they had never heard of anything else … Continue reading #FBF: Get Your Sugar Fix: Voodoo Doughuts (Portland, OR)

Zen in the City: Lan Su Chinese Garden (Portland, OR)

A few days after I went to the International Rose Test Garden, my cousin and I went to explore the Lan Su Chinese Garden in the Chinatown area of Portland. It’s four thousand feet – or one full city block – of walled-in Chinese garden. In other words: an oasis in a city when you need to get away from the traffic (and bikes) of … Continue reading Zen in the City: Lan Su Chinese Garden (Portland, OR)

Roses in the City: International Rose Test Garden (Portland, OR)

Given that I’m not a nature person, I sure went to a lot of gardens in 2011 when I visited Portland, Oregon. Portland is a very tiny city and they’re very into the outdoors, so I guess it’s fitting. The first garden I went to was the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park. It’s the oldest operating rose test garden in the United States … Continue reading Roses in the City: International Rose Test Garden (Portland, OR)

My Favorite Cafe in a Clothing Store (New York, NY)

I’ve mentioned in passing my favorite coffee shop in my neighborhood – The Hungarian Pastry Shop – but I stopped into one of my favorite cafes near my office today and I remember how surprised I was when I learned about it that I thought I should definitely share it with you guys. If you walked up Broadway too quickly, south of the Flatiron Building, … Continue reading My Favorite Cafe in a Clothing Store (New York, NY)

PSA For My Fellow Jewish Travelers!

If you’re Jewish, you’ve probably heard of Birthright Israel. If you haven’t, it’s a FREE TRIP to Israel. I’d never looked into it because I’m not particularly religious, but a friend of mine informed me today that Birthright has raised their age limit to 32 and since I am 32 for another 7 or so months, I’m hopping right on that train. Honestly, despite being … Continue reading PSA For My Fellow Jewish Travelers!