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Hi, I'm Meredith! A Montana gal living and loving life in PDX. I love great restaurants, getting creative in the kitchen and making a house home. I hope you'll follow along for all the recipes, restaurants and adventures. More info...
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Currently living off iced coffee. Nossa Familia is my pick. They are a BCorp, treat the planet and team exceptionally, and roast the best beans IMO.
Romesco sauce is the best sauce.
I just got this cookbook and have flagged more than 20 recipes to try.
Finally found white pants that respect my thighs.
Pech is a queen and my food-nancial advisor. Portland dining events can be spendy. Her guidance is key.
I dare you to a two week long bar crawl challenge.
Student or not, I love the back-to-school mentality for wellness. Sleep habits are a must.





#FeastPDX {What to Wear: Brunch Village}


Here we are, at the end of Feast. Tummies are full. Faces are bloated. Jokes have been had. Feet are sore. Heads, they might be hurting. But we all power through and have the best time at Brunch Village! For this, I recommend a casual outfit that can easily be thrown together.

This year I'm really excited for dishes from the Fat Rice team, what Bayou Bakery will bring to the table, and the magic from Trove.


Shirt ($38) Zella is the best and everybody knows this design will conceal your food baby.
Hat ($30) Show your Portland pride and conceal the greasy hair with this cap
Sunglasses ($12) Sun + hangover
Sandals ($26-53) Cushion, cushion, cushion!!
Cross body bag ($48) Your back, hands and stomach will thank you. 
Pants ($98) These will suck EVERYTHING in.

Note:  All of these products are ones I either own or have tried on. I have not been compensated or paid to share any of these products. I do not use an affiliate program or receive any commission if you click the links of purchase the products.

#FeastPDX {What to Wear: OMGSmoked}


Though only two years old, OMGSmoked is by-far the most hotly anticipated Marquee event for FeastPDX. I went last year and it was incredible. I'm so excited for a casual and delicious night on NW Portland. The layout, photo booth experiences and architecture of the surrounding buildings makes this one of the dreamiest events. It is for that reason I went with a slightly fancier outfit. And by 'fancy' I mean 'not black'.




Floral Dress ($76) Flirty, pretty and covered up. The slit is sassy and the overall design is covered up and flattering.
Clog Sandal ($129) The thick heel will be perfect on the grass lawn of Fields Park and the comfortable design will keep you eating, standing and dancing in comfort all night long.
Leather Camera Bag ($79) Cross body bags are crucial to hold all of your things and protect your back. This one is perfect for all of your foodie and photography needs.
Sunglasses ($12) Though an evening event, you'll want sunnies for the first hour of the event while watching the sunset.

Note:  All of these products are ones I either own or have tried on. I have not been compensated or paid to share any of these products. I do not use an affiliate program or receive any commission if you click the links of purchase the products.


#FeastPDX {What to Wear: Night Market}


Night Market is a favorite Feast event for a reason: the location is stunning, the party is in full-swing and everyone is in an amazing mood. Usually an Asian theme, this year chef's will be cooking up Latin dishes. My paella loving stomach is already elated.

I'm especially excited to try dishes from Alvin Cailan, Tony Maws and Rene Ortiz.

Before we get to the Night Market Outfit, I wanted to touch base about why we feast. Feast partners with No Kid Hungry and Partners for Hunger-Free Oregon to combat childhood hunger. This week (August 15-August 22) Feast, PHFO and Oregon Fruit Products have teamed up for a matching challenge to support Let's do breakfast, Oregon! is matching donations up to $5,000. Do you know how many healthy, life-changing breakfasts that is for the kids of Oregon?? A lot! 

I went ahead and donated the value of today's breakfast. (Two coffees, 3-organic eggs with parm, toast, a bowl of fresh strawberries and Noosa yogurt.) 

Plus, if you make a $100 donation OR become a sustaining donor you will be entered to win TWO tickets to Night Market. 


Pants ($98) Now is time to suck it in. These pants (which I've been told will be back-in-stock shortly) are stylish, sturdy, comfy and provide great support. I also really love the company's mission.
Shirt ($18) Flowing with fun details will keep you comfortable and hide any spills.
Cross body bag ($48) Cute and spacious, this bag can hold a DSLR camera, wallets, brochures, napkins, phone chargers and tums. Cross body is VERY important for carrying around so many items, juggling plates of food and protecting your back.
Sandals ($26-53) These are the most comfortable sandals I've ever purchased. I got mine at Marshall's for $20 but wanted to pass along a digital link. They are cushioned without giving an orthopedic feel, and hide dirt well. Being down at Zidell Yards means your shoes and feet will get dirty. These are especially supportive when walking around on the pebbled ground.

Note:  All of these products are ones I either own or have tried on. I have not been compensated or paid to share any of these products. I do not use an affiliate program or receive any commission if you click the links of purchase the products.