"Mari Peterson was born to fly. It’s in her blood. Her great grandfather was a Navy pilot during World War II. And growing up, her dad flew the family’s small airplane."
Learn more about Mari -> https://www.kenmoreair.com/article/237/Kenmore-Air-Pilot-Mari-Peterson/
We weren't an "outdoorsy family." My mom, always said, “Camping is one bathroom and slow room service."
So while I grew up hunting with my dad and building forts in the backyard, my childhood was spent with easy access to a shower and a soft bed.
But the older I've grown, the more I've learned to love the outdoors. The more I relish nature. It's a passion I can't wait to share with this little girl and continue to foster in myself.
A huge shoutout to Rachel Zupke for letting a novice hiker tag along and for introducing me to the amazing Brenda Ulinski — who graciously captured the pictures in this piece. You two fill my heart with joy. I can't wait to hit the trail with you again, perhaps with a little friend!
I can't say enough good things about Rachel. Though I've known her for more than half my life, I'm constantly blown away by how she uses her talents to give back to the community and the world. She's truly an amazing woman — and she's currently doing some pretty fantastic stuff with a non-profit called Rescue Freedom that's committed to freeing women and children from sex trafficking.
Needless to say — I'm proud to call this woman my friend.
Silky porters. Hoppy IPAs. Citrus loaded sours. Bend brewers know more than a thing or two about crafting exceptional microbrews. But as luck would have it, beer’s not the only tastebud satisfying game in town. Many a brewery and tap house are plating up savory treats that will rock your world (while also helping you stay sober enough for another round).
When his first restaurant, Sawyer, earned a James Beard Nomination for ‘Best New Restaurant,’ was Mitch Mayers surprised? Maybe. But after experiencing his eclectic menu loaded with Pacific Northwest ingredients and Mexican-South American flare, it’s clear no mistake was made.