Day trip to Grateful Vineyard & Mt. View Orchards

Are you looking for a fun summer day trip or date day? This weekend we took a drive out to Grateful Vineyard and Mt. View Orchards. This gorgeous little vineyard and orchard made a perfect day getaway. They are a dog-friendly vineyard and orchard located about an hour and a half outside Portland, in Mt. Hood, Oregon.

The you-pick orchards were full of apples, peaches, pears, flowers and more. The farmstand is full of jams, jellies, honey, applesauce and already picked produce to take home and enjoy.

Where and what to eat?

You can bring food or order food from the restaurant to go for a picnic. They have a large lawn and plenty of shady places to sit in the orchards. We brought our picnic lunch and were able to set up under a shady tree in the apple orchards.

After are picnic we went walking around the grounds enjoying the beautiful day, then headed to the vineyard side of the property for wine tasting and dessert! The restaurant serves good quality wood-fire pizzas and salads. (We’re going to come back for the pizza!) They have indoor and outdoor seating with a gorgeous view of Mt. Hood in the background. It’s a beautiful place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine, cider or beer.

I recommend making a reservation on Open Table before coming out since space is limited due to COVID precautions. (Their website has up-to-date info on their current COVID information.)

If you are looking for a perfect day trip not too far from home, this would be the one!

Don’t forget to stop by and see Carlos, The Steer. He is a big sweet character that enjoys a good scratch!

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How Did We End Up In Real Estate Together?

In 2015 Krystal and I met working for a medical clinic. By chance, I moved to a new location, and Krystal moved to the same department at the same time. It was just the two of us in our new department, and we quickly formed a friendship and immediately enjoyed working together.

Cut to a year later (and many, many, trips to Starbucks); we decided to leave the medical field and pursue our dream of working for ourselves in an area that we loved.

Krystal built her client list and real estate business. Her love of homes and design quickly translated into growing a business in a field that is her passion. With being one of only a few bilingual Real Estate Brokers in the area, she can help a population that was under-serviced and unrepresented. She has helped a wide range of buyers and sellers move into their dream home, buy their first home, and stop renting and overall growth.

At the same time, I opened up a small business helping the senior community. I enjoy the service field and have always loved helping people. I grew and learned a lot about people and running a small business. I enjoy the people side of the company and running and growing a business as well.

I have always had a love for houses and interior design. I bought my first house in 2012 with my husband, and have enjoyed remodeling and growing into our home. I’ve learned what to look for when buying a house, and how it will work for you and your family to make it your own. I’m excited to share our adventures and lessons!

Throughout working apart, Krystal and I networked and collaborated. We have always come back to wanting to work together full time. So the perfect opportunity arose, and we decided that we were going to do this together! To our amazement, none of our family and friends were surprised we fell back into working together.

So here we are. Ready to take on our next adventure!

Here we go!