I love road trips and I love Portland. What a lovely way to spend a day off. I've only been to Portland once and I fell madly in love. What a diverse and delicious town (best Thai food I've ever eaten there!). Glad you had an awesome day and some great eats and reads.
Hi Maggie! We had the best thai food from a little truck on our last weekend trip to Portland. The food in that city in general is just so fantastic!
You're so lucky to be able to roadtrip there! I've never been , but my sister lives there and I am long over-due for a visit.
What are you waiting for?! Get your butt to Portland. And then call me. You will l o v e it!
Looks like a wonderful trip! I have never been to Portland, but I hear lots of wonderful things and would love to visit.
Hi Kiri! I was such a fun afternoon. Short but so fun!!
I've heard such delicious things about Clyde Common. I haven't been yet!
Oh Michelle, you n e e d to go! Everything we ate was totally fantastic and the atmosphere with the long community tables and open kitchen is dreamy.
I so envy that Portland and Seattle are within a three hours' drive of each other. Portland is hands-down one of my favorite places, and I could go live in Powell's. Surely they wouldn't notice I was there in a bookstore that big, right?
Jimmy pretty much had to drag me out of Powells. They have like 4 giant cookbook aisles! Being so close to Portland (and Vancouver and the Olympic Penisula) is one of my favorite things about living in Seattle!
*sigh*...Powell's and Stumptown Coffee...AND vintage!!! You definitely know how to spend a Monday. I lived in Portland for three years and there are so many things I miss about living there. You've captured it perfectly in these photos.
Hi Jeanne! We tried our best to cram it all in to one short afternoon. I didn't know you lived in Portland- its a lovely city!
I've always wanted to visit Portland for some reason. I just imagine it's this kind of laid back and artistic place with lots of great food. That just calls to me like nothing else... So glad you guys had a great time! And that whole grain book looks great.
Jen I think you pretty much hit Portland on the head. It's is totally laid back and the food is so, so fantastic! I hope you get to go someday...
I need to visit there. I should convince my boss that I should work out of that office for a week.
Hi Emily- I think that sounds like a brilliant plan!
how great. i wanna go there now :-) missed your site :-)
I've heard so many good things about Portland, it's on my list! Restaurant hopping, bookstores, and coffee shops sound like a pretty awesome day!
Thanks SuzyEats! Thanks Buttercream Blondi! It was a lovely day and Portland is a totally awesome city!
It sounds wonderful. I was in Oregon much too briefly, almost twenty years ago, and I hope to get back someday!
What a great road trip...I adore vintage shops, how fun :)
It's so nice to read about how you had this enjoyable morning with your hub over some good food and coffee. What could be better, right? Your piks are amazing as always and I like what you've done with the design of the blog... Very nice, Sarah! =)
I can't believe I didn't comment until now, but my last couple of weeks have been crazy busy. I did read this post and think "oh, she chose great places to visit in Portland." but never actually SAID that to you. In any case, it sounds like you had a lovely whirlwind trip. And the next time you're here for more than a few hours, I hope we can meet in person!