BLACKFERN SURFBOARDS

a few weeks ago I was given the best anniversary gift ever, my very own surfboard.

although we could of just purchased one at one of our local adventure stores we chose to go very local and use Blackfern surf, a backyard board company right here in se portland, or.

Mike at BF took my skill level and matched me up with a board to go with my needs, pretty excited to figure out a color palette.

06-16 BLACKFERN (15)stay tuned, I can’t wait to see what is built with my colors.

MY FAVORITES IN PORTLAND

FAVORITE EATS & DRINKS

HAPPY HOUR
  • Life of Pie
  • Uchu
  • Trifecta tavern
  • Imperial
  • Davis Street Tavern
Cocktails
  • Andina
  • Box Social
  • Mint/820
fire pits
  • Teote
  • Bar Bar
  • White Owl Social Club
  • Base Camp Brewery
  • Interurban
CRAFT BEER
  • Base Camp Brewery
  • Ex Novo
BRUNCH
  • Olympic Provisions
  • Tasty n Alder
  • Petite Provence
  • Screen Door
DONUTS
  • Blue Star
  • Pip’s Original
PIZZA
  • Lovely’s fifty-fifty
  • Oven and Shaker
  • Apizza Scholls
BURGERS
  • Slow Burger
  • Yakuza
  • North Light
  • Little Big Burger
BAKERY
  • Nuvrei
  • Saint Cupcake
CELEBRATION DINNERS
  • Andina
  • Ox
  • Toro Bravo
  • Navarre
LATIN
  • Teote
  • Cubo de Cuba
  • Verde Cocina
MEAT
  • Fire on the Mountain Wings
  • The People’s Pig
OTHER ETHNIC
  • Mee-Sen Thai Eatery
  • Enat Kitchen
  • Bombay Cricket Club
  • Bollywood Theater

Favorite HEALTH / Fitness

YOGA:
  • hot yoga for life
RUNNING ROUTES
  • spring water corridor
  • the waterfront loop. Hawthorn bridge to broadway and back is 4 miles.

TAMALE PARTY

TAMALES, EITHER YOU LOVE THEM OR YOU’VE NEVER LIVED.
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salsa verde prep

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Dian on the Jeffery Morganthaler half gallon margarita mix
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Farah’s amazing tres leches cake
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waffle churros and tamale toppings

salsa verde recipe coming soon.

My [Custom Order] Maxene from Oregon, US

I reached out to Minjee Kang via her ETSY account to make this one of a kind ‘paper’ anniversary gift for my first year wedding anniversary.

In the illustration is us in our wedding outfits with the rock of Gibraltar in the background and one of those cute barbary ape’s that tried to steel my bouquet the following day. Minjee @BIGFASHIONBOOK did an excellent job!

BUGGY WHIP PUNCH:MINT GIN LEMON CUCUMBERS

I received this recipe at a cocktail workshop a while back, however i recently lost my original but smart maxene wrote it down in my moleskin note book, here is my rendition of it: buggy whip punch
TOOLS:
  • MUDDLER
  • PEELER
  • KNIFE
  • MEASURING CUPS
  • BOWL
SHOPPING LIST:
  • 12OZ GIN
  • 1 LARGE CUCUMBER
  • 32 FRESH MINT LEAVES
  • 3 LEMONS AND 6OZ OF FRESH LEMON JUICE FROM SAID LEMONS
  • 16OZ SODA WATER
  • ½ C SUGAR

PEEL LEMONS, screw that pith, leave her behind.  I prefer long strips so peeling the length of the lemon will yield you sexy zesty results

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In a large bowl, MARRY LEMONS AND SUGAR, poor all dat sugar on dem LEMON PEELS. Muddle it. Stir it. Let her rest for 20 min. You’re making Oleo-Sacchrum (essentially macerating the lemon oils). So while she’s resting …

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Pluck MINT LEAVES, wash, and dry. Dice half of the CUCUMBER, reserve the other half and slice into wheels, to be used as garnish.

Add 20 mint leaves and the diced cucumbers to stirred and rested lemon peels. Gently muddle and stir until combined.

To this bowl of punch starter add GIN and LEMON JUICE. Stir until sugar dissolves. You may strain, I prefer not to. Cover and refrigerate until it is party time.

In a punch bowl or serving pitcher add ice and soda water. Ladle punch into cups you may skip adding the bruised leaves, peel and cucumber however I like it. GARNISH with cucumber remaining cucumber wheels.

30TH BIRTHDAY SHENANIGANS

Friday, May 1:

Birthday Wish List:

  • 6a: Hot Yoga, check.
  • 9a: Tasty n Alder Brunch, check.
  • 12:30p: Pip’s Original Donuts, check.
  • 1:45p: Kennedy School Soaking pools with cocktails, check.
  • 4:30p: Happy Hour at Clark Lewis, check.

Assorted Birthday Wish List Tasks:

  • photo booth photos, check.
  • visit the wishing tree, check.
  • get a cake damit! CHECK!
  • eat amazing things, check.

COAST ADVENTURES: SUNDAY SURF SESSIONS

Pacific City, OREGON
sunday, april 19.
day trip. OREGON IS A BEAUT’

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WAITING FOR THE SWELL
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surfer bro.
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WAVE RIDING.
DIFFERENT WATER ADVENTURES.
such a great day in the pnw.