Portland Food Adventures: Discovering the culinary side of Portland Oregon

Gruner Restaurant with Portland Food Adventures

An amazing way to dine in Portland, Oregon, just across the Columbia River, is with Portland Food Adventures. Whether you go alone, in a group, or as a couple, Portland Food Adventures will provide you with opportunities to meet some of Portland’s top chefs, sample their cuisine and enjoy an evening of culinary delights and great company.

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Safe Harbor Seafood – Shrimp boats and dockside dining in Jacksonville Florida

See the fishing boats from the dock at Safe Harbor

If you want fresh seafood right off the boats, and dockside informal dining, Jacksonville’s Safe Harbor Seafood Restaurant is for you. On each visit to Jacksonville located in north Florida on the Atlantic coast, I yearn for a meal at Safe Harbor in Mayport. The shrimp is brought in fresh each day and you have a great chance of seeing some unloaded.

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Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm: Albuquerque New Mexico find

Entrance and Courtyard

As you drive up the treed allée, you know you’re going back in time. The Pueblo Revival home that greets you feels like an expansive Mexican hacienda. You’ve arrived at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm, a luxurious small inn offering a quiet elegant retreat to its guests. You’ll feel like you’re staying at a country estate in a by-gone era and you are. Yes, you are not far from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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New Orleans: Things to see and do off the beaten track

The Marigny

For most people, two things come to mind about New Orleans: Mardi Gras and the French Quarter. There’s nothing wrong with visiting New Orleans for all the fun and festivities of Mardi Gras or the general year-around craziness of Bourbon Street in the Quarter, but this city is so much more. My husband, Tom, and… Read More

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Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana – Part 3

Standard room

As we come to the end of the our Majestic Colonial vacation, a good friend of mine, Mr. William Shakespeare reminds me, “Parting is such sweet sorrow. . .,” not before mentioning that to this all-inclusive hotel and resort I definitely will return sometime in the future. A summer trip to the Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana, DOminican Republic, with airfare and an all-inclusive food, beverage and lodging package costs approximately a thousand dollars per person for a full week.

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Fish Urban Dining, Asbury Park, NJ

Fish Urban Dining

At Fish in Asbury Park, New Jersey, you can have any fish you wish — just like the line, “Any Fish You Wish” from the long-ago film with Matt Dillon called The Flamingo Kid.

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