You may have seen Merideth Kaye Clark in Portland Center Stage’s Winter Song at The Armory; in her solo concert, Joni Mitchell’s Blue; or with her favorite singer, Susannah Mars, in Happy Days Are Here Again: The Music of Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand.  @meridethkaye


Berkeley Park / Woodstock

I love to wind down from a long week with a visit to this enchanted SE Portland park tucked away in tall trees. I’ve been here with the kids, watched local performers play softball, and even enjoyed an outdoor yoga class.


First Cup Coffeehouse / Woodstock

Wake up! I like to start the day at my favorite coffee shop. First Cup has the best bagels in Portland, an always-rotating gallery wall, fantastic coffee, and a patio for people- and dog-watching.

The Community Music Center / SE

Off to the Community Music Center for rehearsal! The Center, in a remodeled firehouse built in 1912, is run by Portland Parks and Rec. Practice rooms are available six days a week for only $2 for two hours!

Reed College Canyon / Woodstock

After practice, it’s time for more fresh air! The beautiful, 28-acre canyon that runs through the Reed campus is spectacular for a hike, bike ride, or a little peace and quiet.

Cloud City Ice Cream / Woodstock

I scream, you scream! No matter the season, this is my absolute favorite place for a treat. Try the dark chocolate salted caramel. YUM!


Ardiri Winery & Vineyard / Cornelius

While I generally prefer a quiet Sunday, I’ve been known to head out to the tasting room at Ardiri in Cornelius, Oregon, from time to time. It’s the perfect place to relax and sip wine with friends!

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