We just got back from a whirlwind trip to Portland yesterday evening! What a crazy and fun day and a half, but man am I tired. So we've been taking it easy, drinking lots of water, taking our vitamins and are going to try and eat a bit healthier this week, ahem, a lot healthier!
We left for Portland on Saturday morning to avoid Friday night traffic. As soon as we got into town we hit up the food truck pod downtown, Joe got a really bomb Fried Snapper Sandwitch and I got some Paella. Then we walked to Maurices, a nearby bakery that I've seen on Instagram a few times. What a charming little place, I loved the garlands on the wall made from sandbakkel tins! And I got some mini macrons that were delicious!
We stayed at the McMenamins Crystal Hotel since it was within good walking distance of everything. The salt water soaking pool downstairs was pretty cool! Perfect for warming up after running around outside with such a chill in the air.
Then of course there was the Grand Opening Party for Evo's new store, what a rad event! They put a lot of work into pulling that all off! We got some cool camp mugs, some free snowboarding socks, a shirt and a backpack. I also picked up a Herschel catalog that I'm excited to look through, I've got a project in mind for some of the photos!
And of course a trip to Powells Bookstore was in order. Plus the obligatory stop at Stumptown Coffee and Ace's lobby to get a photobooth picture! (I'd love to stay at the Ace again sometime... it's my favorite hotel! I never even thought I'd have a favorite hotel! Almost all the pics in this post are from there! We'll just have to go back, maybe during a warmer time of year! It seems like it's always freezing when we're there!)
...and some window shopping at all the cool hipster and outdoor-inspired stores. When in Portland...
I have to admit, I'm pretty into that whole vibe, I could probably live in Poler's store or any of those other shops for that matter. Or the Ace, cause it's pretty much perfect! Airplants, record players, cool industrial side tables, sage and army green, retro tile floors, stacks of old books and vintage signs? Sounds like my kind of place!
Until next time, keep it weird Portland!