Hi! I’m Meredith! Welcome to Martha Chartreuse. I’m a Montana gal living and loving life in Portland, OR.
Started in January 2014 - well, technically restarted - Martha Chartreuse started as a way for me to share recipes with family and friends. As I got involved with the Portland blogger community my interests and activities quickly started to shape the blog far beyond recipes. From my favorite beauty products to the best brunch spots in PDX - there’s a little bit of everything. Why? I’m a chatty, eclectic, go-getter lady. Minimalism isn't my style - in aesthetics or interests.
I’m also so grateful that my readership has grown beyond family, with followers coming from all over the globe. To learn more about my readership, say hello.
Why Martha Chartreuse?
Well, Martha as in Martha Stewart and Chartreuse like the color of a wine bottle. I strive to have a warm and inviting home and like to take the extra step to let those around me know that I care. From handwritten notes to a well-stocked guest basket, I try to inject Martha’s level of hospitality and care into all that I do. As for the wine bottle, well that goes without saying.
What you’ll find here
It is my goal to share the best products, restaurants, life hacks and ideas with you. I factor in value, location, and quality. I consider you all my friends, and if I wouldn’t gift it or talk you into doing it, well, then it won’t be on this blog.
New+Noteworthy outlines new, or new-to-me, businesses with helpful hints, details, and need-to-know information. I’ll break down the must-order dishes, let you know if the wi-fi is questionable, or if there is a promo code you need to know about.
#ThursdayToursPDX is a collaborative series with Erin of Bakery Bingo. We bring in our favorite bloggers and tastemakers to share their recommendations. While I might not have kids, I have plenty of mom-friends to share their expertise. Not to mention all of the craft cocktail experts.
Recipes Seasonal ingredients, solo suppers, comfort food and dishes for entertaining.
Life Everything from beauty products to floral arrangements.
What you won’t find
This blog is about being positive and encouraging others. You won’t find negative reviews or harsh criticism. While I may not always love a product or dish, I communicate that in a constructive and supportive way. I also strive to lift up the community around me and often link to other bloggers and resources.
While I do accept products for reviews and attend many media events, none of my content is sponsored. If I was invited or something was gifted, I’ll let you know. My invitation or gift doesn't always translate to something worth sharing, but when it does you will know!
I share what I love and strive to give you my honest opinions and experiences.
It is a HUGE honor when businesses reach out to me. Please email me at
marthachartreuseblog (at) gmail (dot) com to see if it might be a good fit.
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