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The Crux of It

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Biz

    Wish I lived closer to you guys for beer flights! My husband only liked Miller Lite and Boddington’s – if we went to a brewery that only had their beer, he wanted to leave!

    But right now I want fried chicken 😀

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I cannot imagine drinking Miller Lite. LOL!

  2. Carrie @ Season It Already

    Crux looks like a place I’d be going to if I lived there!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! I’d be there all the time. LOL

  3. emmaclaire

    Sounds like you had a great birthday, although mostly snow-less. It’s just been the worst winter for snow enthusiasts, hasn’t it? I’m glad I’m not a skier, I’d be bummed!

    Glad you were able to make up for it with friend time, good food and beer!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s what I’ve been hearing. A friend was in Sunriver (Bend area) over NYE and said it hadn’t snowed until their last day there. But I figured there’d be enough for us and what we wanted. This was definitely a first time for us! So weird.

  4. Kim

    Well, sorry that when you finally found snow you couldn’t enjoy it the way you wanted to. Glad you had a good birthday weekend though!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was a fabulous birthday!

  5. Marianne

    Gorgeous photos. That pizza looks good to me though.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was okay. It was decent for pizza but I’ve had better.

  6. Candace

    Hi Lisa – Did you guys end up eating at the Over and Out bar? They share a kitchen with the Observatory so it’s the same food, but I’ve heard it’s easier to get a table there instead of the main restaurant. It looks amazing, I was just wondering if that’s the right place because we were going to be in the area this weekend and were looking for a place to go to lunch. It looks like the kind of place my husband would really like.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      We did see it and were going to use that as a backup plan in case the wait was too long but luckily it wasn’t. Thanks for the recommendation!

  7. Sportcentral

    Just wondering – how is the game with map called? Looks like it could be fun playing it.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s called Ticket to Ride.

  8. CARLA

    STUNNING PHOTOS…even sans snow.


    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Carla! It’s gorgeous countryside.

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