As a native Portlander, I believe in the power of a good cup of coffee and that time spent outdoors can solve almost anything. My dogs, Pickle and Penny, are the loves of my life. I read a lot. Most of my spare time is spent either taking long walks, playing in my garden, or planning my next trip. Cooking is one of my favorite past-times and I make the best Pastelitos outside of Miami. My spirit animal is either a snail or a zebra, it just depends on who you ask.