We found ourselves downtown this weekend, starving and ready to cross off another item from our restaurants to try wish list (what, doesn’t everyone have one of those?) So we headed to Next Level Burger on Hawthorne.

It feels a bit like a chain fast food establishment, but there are currently only two locations – one in Bend, OR and the one we visited in Portland.  I’d already spent some time drooling over the online menu, which is all plant-based, and was pleased to see that their ingredients were organic and non-GMO.  It also doesn’t hurt that they have a real focus on sustainable practices and that their employees are paid above average hourly wages.  Go NLB!


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Located in the Columbia River Gorge and just a short drive from Portland is the must-see Multnomah Falls.  At over 600 feet tall, this magnificent waterfall is breathtaking and is the second highest year-round waterfall in the US.  It was even featured in a scene from the Twilight movie and according to Native American lore, the falls were created to win the heart of a young princess who wanted a hidden place to bathe. Continue reading