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Little pieces getting done. I can’t tell you how much I love our crew. All these guys with their mussy hair, big hearts and goofy humor.


We might still be a month away from opening, but it’s starting to feel different; a little more real!




What a week!

Goodness gracious, what a couple weeks. There is no one place I am supposed to be, no one thing I am supposed to be doing. Instead, I am balancing two hundred tiny—some big—things that all need to happen soon. . . There has been so much fun too! We had a visit from one of my best friend’s daughters, who is almost like a niece and her best friend. I love showing people Portland. It’s such a fun city, that is still sweet and remotely humble; although I don’t know how long that will last. It’s growing a mile a minute!


I’ve managed to fit in walks with my oldest; he prefers cold, rainy-day walks, and most of the time so do I. . .


And then of course there is pre-restaurant work. Silly little things like pealing off the old tenant’s lettering on the door. . .


To more dramatic things like painting with the Paiku dudes . . .


Lastly, back at home, the fury family members never cease to be hilarious. I have way too many pictures on my phone of one snorty creature or another. . .



Happy mid-January to everyone!

                                                        Cheers ~


Easter Planning…

Easter is coming and this will we the first time I am not planning to bake a million pies. In years past, Easter was just another word for giant pie making day. But alas, with a pie truck as my daily post, I don’t wish to spend my Sunday pie-baking. I have been racking my brain and haven’t yet decided upon our Easter menu, but I believe it will include some sort of roast beast, carrot cake, cobbler and most definitely hot cross buns!
Have you an Easter plan?










                                       Cheers, and Happy Springtime
                                                            ~ Marica
* Pictures are from Easters past.

Multnomah Falls…

We took some time away from the usual and headed up to the gorge…
multnomah falls, water falls oregon, beautiful waterfalls
Today was spectacularly sunny causing the trees to glistened…
Funnily, for some reason the pictures I took show a more overcast feel,
but you’ll just have to trust me on the sunshine…
 The Multnomah falls were dreamy, majestic and breath taking!!
multnomah falls, waterfalls, bridge in front of waterfall, oregon waterfalls
 And, we might have even found big foots print on Starvation Creek trail…
big foot print
What a wonderful feeling to get outside of the city.
I could live in a tiny stone house with waterfalls pouring down behind it; all my heat from a little stove where I’d cook stews and tea and live with the ferns and deer as my neighbors.
                                    Hope Everyon is well!!!!
                                                           ~ Marica