In the morning we drove from the coast of Washington to Portland, Oregon. Since we had been camping for the last few days, we hadn’t showered in a few days. We looked pretty grimy, but Portland didn’t seem to mind.
Kelvin and I had our first real meal in awhile at Mother’s Bistro and Bar. The atmosphere was homey and comforting.
Kelvin tore up his feet hiking in the rain with wet shoes and socks, so he borrowed my j.crew whale flip flops.
The coffee mugs had a nice reminder to call our moms.
We parked our car, and walked around the city. I had my mind set on visiting Powell’s books, my favorite bookstore!
I love Powell’s!
For St. Patrick’s Day, Jake’s Crawfish (another one of my favorites) put “Jake the Crab”, a giant crab, on its roof.
Loving the bike lanes! Such a biker/walker friendly city.
St. Patty’s Day dog.
Some of Portland’s weirdness.
I was excited to find that Portlandia exists!
Portland food carts.
I stopped to get some frozen yogurt at Cool Harry’s Yogurt and found out Harry is a fellow USC ’09 alum. The Trojan Family!
Yum! Cool Harry’s is definitely worth a visit if you’re in Portland.
Finally, a clean bed and warm shower! We stayed at Park Lane Suites and Inn in Portland. At $70 a night, I wasn’t expecting much, but the rooms are so cute and modern!
Chickens hanging out on the front porch of a house. Only in Portland.
Stopped by NE Alberta St. to visit cute artsy shops. Half of the shops we tried to visit had signs saying “out for coffee, be back in 5.” It made me laugh because it reminded me of the Portlandia skit. Kelvin’s been collecting Simpson vinyl toys for a few years. Here’s the newest addition to his collection.
I loved the cute boutique shops on Alberta Street.
I got an Ugly Doll vinyl toy.
Kombucha by the bulk!
Cute street art.
My hot date at Montage.
A visit to Portland is not complete without a meal at Montage.
Stopped by Widmer Brothers to try some beers.