A Peek at Portland

Portland-balcony

Portland has such a unique and natural beauty that you wouldn’t expect to find in a big city. We stayed with one of our dearest friends and her husband, who have lived there for nearly two years. They were such amazing hosts and showed us the best of the city! Here’s a peek. (ps, How incredible is their view? I could get used to waking up to this every morning.)

Portland-hike

Saturday morning a few of us started the day with a little hike, right outside our door.

Portland-macarons

We had coffee and treats at Nuvrei, a great cafe and pastry shop. They had the most AMAZING macarons you’ve ever had (the salted caramel was my favorite).

Cutting-board

There were so many amazing shops to explore. At Canoe, I found one of these rad cutting boards (plus mineral oil for conditioning) for the Mr.

Cashmere-sweater

At Palace, I scored this J. Crew cashmere sweater (my very first cashmere anything) for 30 bucks.

Petunias-bakery Petunias-bakery

We took a break from shopping at Petunia’s, a vegan and gluten-free bakery.

Olympic-provisions Olympic-provisions

On Sunday we had brunch at Olympic Provisions. Their eggs florentine and hot cakes with orange butter (one of which I stole from my friend to the left) were to die for! They also served Stumptown coffee, which was deliciously smooth and almost chocolatey.

It was such a lovely weekend, full of good food and good quality time with some of my favorite people. Portland is on the Mr’s most wanted list (he was so jealous he couldn’t go on this trip), so we’ll hopefully be making it up there again sometime this year.

Any suggestions for must-see Portland spots for next time?

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9 thoughts on “A Peek at Portland

  1. joel says:

    Get him up here then! Lots more to see on the eastside of the river, of course you can eat and drink for daaaaaays, then I usually take guests out of the city. nature.

  2. Paige says:

    My go-to spot in Portland is Powell’s Books. It’s a new, used and out of print book store that takes up an entire city block. (Sometimes it’s called Powell’s City of Books, and it even has it’s own map) It’s fabulous. I never stop in Portland without visiting.

  3. I have always wanted to travel to Portland but after watching “Portlandia” I giggle at the thought.

  4. Lauren says:

    Wow! I have always wanted to visit Portland, and now I do even more! Looks like you had such a great time! That picture in the woods is just gorgeous… and those cookies! Yum!

  5. Aaaaand now I must go to Portland immediately! It looks like so much fun.

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