It’s been a little more than a week since The Professor and I returned from a 3-day trip to Oregon; while I attended ‘Full On Oregon’ hosted by Travel Oregon, The Professor had his own solo ‘full-on’ experience getting to know the city. To say that it was spectacular is an understatement . . . I kid you not . . . it was one of the best trips I’ve experienced in three short days. In fact, I’ll be sharing my thoughts about some of the women I met in a future post later this week . . . stay tuned, you’re in for a real treat . . .

I had intended to list all of the incredibly talented artisans who participated in this weekend . . . and then realized that this would be more than 50!! If you happen to be traveling to Oregon and want info on some of the places we visited, I’d be happy to share that information with you – just ask! Or you can contact Travel Oregon directly and they’d be more than happy to help.

FULL DISCLOSURE HERE: While Travel Oregon paid for and sponsored Full On Oregon, I am not being compensated for this post, nor was I asked to provide any type of review; the opinions expressed here are strictly mine.


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  2. loved hearing ur voice, Debra! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ The inflection is just wonderful and so genuine. I feel like I really got to see Oregon for a few minutes. You’ve sold it as a place that any American must visit. Great work.



  5. Debra, I love hearing your live voice come to life behind your storytelling visuals. Fantastic story, intimacy and words. I love you more every day.

  6. This sounded and looked like an amazing time. Love the video!

  7. Wow, Deb, this is one stunning, fabulous video and it even made me tell my husband that maybe we should move to Portland. Now, who told you video was your way to fame and fortune? Just perfect! xo

  8. Thoughtful narrative and lovely song choice for this beautiful video on a city I would love to visit! What a wonderful three days you must have had.

  9. I can’t wait to read more about your trip. I loved following everyone’s tweets during your time there.

  10. I am so pleased that Travel Oregon invited you and that you accepted. We Oregonians are so passionate and protective of what living here meansβ€”and you not only “got” it but you expressed it so eloquently in words and in images. A thousand thanks. Hurry back.

  11. Beautiful video. You captured everything that I am sure most of us felt while we were in Portland. It is a very special place.

  12. Well, I wanna go! What a great trip and your video is incredible!

  13. Spectacular. There are no words. Awesome.

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  15. Got so excited, I commented before it was even over and accidentally re-started the video. But I know it;s good, because I did’t fast forward because I wanted to see what I had already seen again. πŸ™‚

  16. Looked like something from the Food Network! Incredible!!!

  17. Debra–WOW! I just now got a chance to see this and I am BLOWN AWAY! Fabulous video, so inspiring. (Hmm, do we need to plan a college visit to Portland or what?)

  18. Such a beautiful, beautiful video. I wasn’t expecting it, but this trip changed me. I am so happy we met and am looking forward to following your adventures with bread this winter.

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  20. You are so talented it is ridiculous. I had chills watching and your narrative was amazing. I want to go to Portland. NOW.

  21. Debra, I love all your videos. But this was even more special. It felt like I was there, experiencing all there was to experience. Thanks for sharing your special three day getaway. Maybe one of these times I’ll be right alongside you. Bravo.

  22. Damn- crying again. Miss all of you so much. What a stunner. I want to get married again and have you make the video.

  23. Love, Love, Love!!! You captured “it” so beautifully! What a wonderful weekend, and what a wonderful place! Missing you all! xoxo

  24. I’m so inspired by this video and I even went on this trip. I love your words and your beautiful mind.

  25. Loved seeing the trip through your photos and narrative. You are tremendously talented videographers.

  26. Wow. Just wow. I’ve always had a long list of places I’d like to visit. Now I’ve added Portland and moved it to the top. Beautiful work on the video.

  27. The artichoke flowers in the first pic are absolutely stunning. So glad to hear you enjoyed your trip!

  28. This video has so much heart and soul… love it, you two. I kind of want to pack my bags and head there today! πŸ™‚

  29. gorgeous Deb! Just Gorgeous. You CAPTURED the trip so well! xoxo

  30. Gorgeous video!

    What they are doing in Oregon sounds wonderful.

  31. Deb – I loved reading all of the tweets about the trip. I am from that area and have always thought it was fantastic so it was wonderful to hear about others learning that first hand as well.

    Your video is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  32. FABULOUS video Deb!!……you guy do an amazing job with that!!

  33. Dear, sweet Deb…your talent is amazing and this video is beyond gorgeous!!

    I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Oregon and it’s a very special place to me. I’m so glad that you enjoyed yourself and saw all that they have to offer!!

  34. I so enjoy you and The Prof’s videos. Nice.

  35. I loved this video, Deb! I really think you captured the heart of Portland…something I know all of us wish we had more of in our lives!

  36. “part of your soul is in that….” Beautiful Deb. This video is amazing. I am so proud of you and feel so lucky to know someone so talented!! Yay Smiths!! πŸ™‚

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