Out with the old, in with the new. My favorite posts from 2014 and the 5 most popular.
Happy New Year! I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things after the arrival of Baby Brigitte, although it might be a while before I can really stick to a schedule. So I’m kicking off 2015, with quick look back at 2014. It was good year, especially the first 6 months, before my pregnancy really started to slow me down. So here is a look at the best of 2014: The 5 most popular posts and my 5 favorites.
- 25 Things To Do In Portland: It is not surprising that this has become my most popular post of all time. It’s a great little list that I’ll continue to update.
- Space Ship on Sauvie Island: Surprisingly, this was my most popular post for the last couple years until my previous post went up. I guess a lot of people are googling about space ships.
- Rimsky-Korsakoffee House: This is a real Portland gem that I’ve been going since I was in high school. A very “Keep Portland Weird” kind of place, but the photos in this post do not do it justice, in 2015 I vow to get back there with a better camera.
- Multnomah Whiskey Library: Currently, the most popular bar in PDX and for good reason. You really need to brave the lines and check it out.
- 5 Unique Portland Dates to Impress Your Lover: A fun little list I made for Valentine’s Day last year. I think there’s something for everyone.
My Favorite Posts of 2014
- Sylvia Beach Hotel: A literary themed hotel on Oregon Coast. Each room is designed for a famous author, everyone from Mark Twain and Agatha Christie, to JK Rowling and Dr. Seuss. I think the ocean view library alone makes it worth the stay. Perfect place for winter storm watching.
- “Heavenly” Perogies: Posts like this are what I wish my entire blog could be like, true hidden gems. This place is weird and delicious.
- The Oregon Caves: Wow! One of Oregon’s natural wonders. I’m surprised this didn’t make the Travel Oregon campaign. This national monument is quite a long drive off the main highway in Southern Oregon but worth it for the 90-minute tour through a huge cave network. Keep your eyes on this place, the state just approved the funding for a big expansion project.
- Tunnel Falls: I finally did one of the most famous hikes in Oregon. It’s long but it’s worth the trek. Beware, the trail is not for the faint of heart.
- The Artist’s Way Series: Last January I started the Artist’s Way, a 12-week course on creativity, and wrote about the experience in weekly installments. It’s not my usual content for this space, but I had a great time and got a lot of positive feedback about the series.
2014 was a great year, but I’m even more excited for 2015. I have big plans brewing in my head, can’t wait to kick them off along with this new chapter of my life: motherhood. Happy New Year!