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Tea Tasting Rooms in Portland

  Sipping and swirling in Portland goes way beyond the grape variety, with a surprising number of people choosing in-city tea-tasting rooms over wineries. Tea tasting transcends age, gender and culture barriers with exotic herbal varieties, bobas, chai, matchas, oolongs and rooibos, many even sidestepping the caffeine jitters. From simple tastings to tea-on-tap and happy-hour tea

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Portland: Footloose and Free Autumn Fun

  As the air turns crisp and the weather turns, Portlanders rarely retreat from enjoying the free city parks, nature areas and cultural cubbyholes. There’s still plenty of time for getting out and about, so pull on your hoodie and walking shoes for some in-city exploring.   Audubon Society Nature Sanctuary Within five minutes of downtown Portland, the Audubon

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Around SF Bay: Family Fun Time

  In spite of the high-tech culture of San Francisco and Silicon Valley, families in the Bay Area lean toward simple, old-fashioned fun on days off – and there’s plenty of reasons why. From retro arcades to marine life exploration and old-fashioned amusement parks, it’s easy to reconnect with each other on carefree and wallet-light outings

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Get Out: Easy East Bay Afternoons

Ruth Bancroft Garden, Old Borges Ranch, and Alameda Island It’s no secret that the San Francisco Bay area teems with natural resources and outdoor activities. But East Bay has a charm all its own, especially when it comes to simple outings that don’t require superior levels of physical fitness. Here are a few “grab your jacket

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Bay Area: Paths Less Traveled

Hiking, Cycling, Nature Trails, and City Walks San Francisco may be famous for its thriving city streets, but some of the most cherished paths in the Bay Area are ones not paved with asphalt. Throughout the region, people of all persuasions seek out paths less traveled for hiking, cycling, nature treks or even exploring neighborhoods and

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