Renée Butcher

Member Since:
Apr 2018

Pacific Northwest native Renée Butcher is a writer, music maker, and artist with a heart as big as the great outdoors she loves so well. Formerly a communications director, writing instructor, columnist, and freelancer, Renée launched her website, The Good Hearted Woman, in 2011. There, together with her sweetheart Mr. B, she shares their travels, culinary adventures, and love of music with readers around the world.

A gifted story-teller, Renée’s favorite part of traveling is the people she meets and the stories that they entrust to her. (Although she admits that the amazing food comes in a close second!) Known for her emotive narratives, Renée’s writing has appeared in many local and national publications over the years, and she was honored to have her essay Reunion selected for Portland’s "Listen to Your Mother" inaugural show in 2014. In her spare time, you can find her writing love songs about cowboys, exploring the moss-covered nooks and crannies of the Pacific Northwest, and making music with her talented singer-husband. 

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Published Articles (4)

One Day in Old San Juan {Puerto Rico}

Old San Juan is replete with amazing history, old world charm, and delectable food and drink – and welcoming tourists with open arms.

Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa: Your Perfect Oregon Coast Getaway

Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa is a stunningly beautiful destination, expressly designed as a place to relax, recharge, restore, and rediscover. From the moment you walk through the massive glass […]

Top 8 Nashville Things to Do for Music Lovers {+ Tips for Travelers}

Music lovers, here’s our list of eight iconic, must-see, don’t-even-think-of-skipping sites in Music City, along with a few tips that will make your life a little easier along the way.

The Best Kept Secret on Orcas Island {Plus, Chocolate}

The quiet, remote, revitalizing peace of Orcas Island in the springtime may just be one of the island’s best kept [tourist] secrets.(My guess is that there are plenty of uber-mysterious, […]