Annette Benedetti, Portland Editor
Annette’s introduction to the world of publishing came when she collaborated with a group of writers and artists to create Washington State University’s first art and literature magazine, Salmon Creek. After giving birth to her first two children, she took the position of editor in chief for a parenting magazine in Bend, Oregon and eventually went on to work as a copywriter for an in-house marketing agency in Portland.
As a freelance writer, Annette has written for Zillow, Living Social and Wildlands Inc., and is thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Red Tricycle Team as their Portland Editor. When she manages to peel herself away from her computer, she can be found at her favorite yoga studio, snapping photos of her children around Portland, or running the local streets or trails on Mt. Tabor.
Favorite place to play outdoors: My family can spend the whole day at Mt. Tabor. The trail system makes you feel like you are in the woods and there is a beautiful playground with benches to relax on. If you are lucky, you can catch local live music at the amphitheater during the summer months.
Favorite thing to do on a rainy day: Get my yoga on at Love Hive Studio. Nothing warms the body and soul like getting into a good flow, especially when my daughters join me.
Favorite street for an afternoon of fun: Hawthorne has it all. Movies at the Baghdad Theater, ice cream at Ruby Jewel Ice Cream Shop, and the best vintage stores Portland has to offer—all just a short walking distance from my front door.
Favorite restaurant to take the kids: Thai Dish. The owner is as sweet as can be, the food is the best and we always have delicious leftovers for the next day.
Most unique (or daring) thing you’ve ever done with your kids locally: The Rose Festival on an unlimited pass. I think I saw my life pass before my eyes at least 100 times—or at least once—when the ticket attendant told me that the pass was good for 100 rides each.
Contact Annette: Annette@redtri.com