July in Pictures

How has July come and gone already? We started off the month celebrating the wedding of our friends Kim & Sean in beautiful Sun River, Oregon. Kept the cool in the kitchen by putting the slow cooker and grill to good use. And, made the best of the little-seen sunshine at the Oregon Coast.

Wishing we were still in Sunriver – Floating the river, spending time with friends, and firing up the BBQ.

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Fondly remembering our last dinner at Muselet in Portland. Unfortunately they shuttered just one week later.

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Keeping the heat out of the kitchen by making these Slow Cooker Steak Carnitas Bowls.

These Slow Cooker Steak Carnitas Bowls are super simple to make with the help of your crockpot. Finish them off with a quick guacamole and a combination of your favorite toppings for a healthy weeknight dinner | platingsandpairings.com

Saltivating over the cocktails and dishes prepared at the Pure Leaf Travelling Tea House event.

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Consuming all the drinks at Hamlet’s Happy Hour for Deann’s birthday. Pictured here: Thumpers Revenge with carrot juice, lime, horseradish vodka and mint.

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Getting creative with the toppings for these Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie Bowls.

This Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie Bowl is the perfect way to start your day or refresh after a long workout | platingsandpairings.com

Feeling giddy from a visit from my long-time friend Barb.

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Still finding sand in my shoes from our last beach weekend in Pacific City.

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Firing up the grill for this Peruvian Grilled Chicken with Creamy Green Sauce.

This Peruvian Grilled Chicken with Creamy Green Sauce is packed with flavor and the perfect way to add some international flair to your next barbecue | platingsandpairings.com

August is lining up to be a bit more relaxed with our schedule more wide open, leaving room for wine tasting weekends, soaking in the last of summer and exploring some of the many restaurants in our new neighborhood.

10 comments

  1. Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama

    Oh my that bowl is too gorgeous! I must make one. Also, your picture of canoeing makes me so excited for our family vacation in a few weeks. I hope to rent a canoe on Trillium Lake! Yay!

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  2. Pech

    The photos from Sunriver and Pacific City definitely have me hankering for a lil getaway to enjoy summer fun further outside Portland!

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  3. Lisa @ This Beautiful Day

    Gorgeous photos! I’m really hoping to get down to Sunriver Resort soon. I did the float along the Deschutes River in Bend last month and it was so much fun. Can’t wait to see your August in pictures 🙂

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  4. Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife

    Love that pic of you in Pacific City! Still so sad about Muselet closing 🙁 We usually go to Bend about once a year and will be headed back in August. Your photos have me so excited to head back there for some R & R!

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  5. Michele Francisco

    It looks like you’ve had a really fun summer so far Erin! I love enjoying yours vicariously 😉

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    1. Erin

      It definitely has been a great summer. I’m just hoping it hangs around for at least another two months!

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    2. Erin

      It definitely has been a great summer. I’m just hoping it hangs around for at least another two months!

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  6. Rachel Lloyd

    I LOVE Hamlet’s drink! Especially Thumper’s revenge. It’s so good! I have tried several of the cocktails and they are ALL so good.

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    1. Erin

      Have you tried the cantaloupe one with prosciutto? My friend is obsessed with that one!

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  7. Beach Loop

    What a beautiful beach and tasty looking food – must have been a wonderful time!

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