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Tuesday
Aug172010

PDX 

I had the pleasure of visiting Portland, OR this last weekend; PERFECT trip! Although my favorite Oregonians were missing, I had a really good time. We ate amazing food, enjoyed hip local boutiques & galleries, and wandered around a few of Portland's many markets. The definite best part of our trip would have to be the food... so many great restaurants. We stuffed our faces at Clyde Common, Irving Street Kitchen, Deschutes Brewery, Beaker & Flask, & Gravy. We also had a delicious breakfast Saturday morning at the Farmer's Market, complete with a wood-fired bagel from Tastebud. Beaker & Flask could easily be my favorite, featuring finely crafted cocktails the old fashioned way. My Gin & tonic included local Portland Gin & house-made tonic! The city was exceptionally friendly, easily walkable and provided very convenient public transportation. I would highly recommend this destination for your next weekend-trip-just-because! While you're there don't miss a cup of local Stumptown Coffee, a drink on the Rontoms patio, and irresistibly cute souvenirs at Black Wagon.

Irving Street Kitchen

Hotel Modera, waiting for brunch at Gravy

Ace Hotel, Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House

Bullseye Gallery; Carrie Iverson & Nathan Sandberg (not sure about the artist on the right)