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It’s full on summer, I love to get out of the house early and go to the waterfront either to walk around, or let the kids play at the park or get sandy and wet down at the beach. My favorite thing to do is to pop over to Stoked Roasters and treat myself to a latte. Unlike a lot of coffee drinkers, I like to mix up my coffee order depending on my mood and my mood lately has been leaning towards the lavender latte with real whipped cream. I am always a bit wary of things with floral syrup added because they can lean in the soapy direction but I can’t get enough lavender so I thought I’d give it a try and it was delicious. The syrup is offset by the lovely bitter coffee and the cream.

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I needed to just pop in to rave about the coconut ice cream at Mike’s Ice Cream. It’s my favorite, reminiscent of the coconut gelato I couldn’t get enough of when I visited Italy! They don’t have it all the time, but when they do I always order it, sometimes split with something a little bitter like coffee or chocolate, sometimes with a fruit sorbet, sometimes just on it’s own. However you order it, it won’t disappoint.

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When I heard that Broder was opening a location within the Hood River Hotel in downtown Hood River I was beyond excited. The Broder locations in Portland serve up some of the best brunch in the city. Their Nordic-inspired menu features gems like Danish Pancakes which are more like beignets and are served with lingonberry jam and lemon curd, Lefse which are delicious, delicate potato crêpes filled with ham and cheese and topped with two perfectly cooked eggs, and so much more that I can’t wait to go back and try. It’s worth noting that their coffee was also great!

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  • June 14, 2016 - 6:32 pm

    Rebeka - I’ve heard a lot of great this about this new spot which was opened by one of my high school classmates. So awesome! I can’t wait to check it out next time I’m in town. Those Lefse sound/look delish!ReplyCancel

This weather is amazing! It’s so wonderful to see everyone (my family included) coming out of hibernation to ride bikes, play on the waterfront, stroll through downtown and treat themselves to Mike’s Ice Cream! Tulips and cherry blossoms are everywhere and the light lingers until well after the kids are tucked into bed. One of my favorite things to enjoy this time of year (and through the summer and early fall) is the back porch at Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon. I love the communal tables, the stunning view of Mt. Hood, and sipping great beer and eating great food without having to sit inside… because after months of cold and rain and grey it feels so great to take advantage of every little bit of sunshine.

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