Sunday, August 15, 2010

Partyin' it up in the Rose City

For the Cute Boy's birthday, we headed down to Portland for the weekend.

Here is how I would describe Portland- it's like Seattle's younger hipper brother. True story. It's a pretty laid back hip city.

Since neither of us have never actually seen the city we had a list of things that we wanted to see.

The first stop was at the Portland LDS Temple. The grounds were closed for cleaning so we were not allowed to walk around, but from what we saw, it was stunning.

We had dinner at Clyde Common. The food was amazing. Fresh, local and super yummy. We will be going back again when we are back in Portland.

We walked around Powell's Book Store, the world's largest independent book store. It's literally a whole city block. I could have spent hours there.
After dinner and walking around Powell's we went to the movies and watched Salt at the theater near our hotel. It was short and entertaining and the movie theater was super cozy.
retro like sign at the theater 
We ended the night by watching a local Portland band playing in the streets late into the night.
The next morning we woke up early and made our way to the neighborhood of Belmont. We ate breakfast at Pine State Biscuits. I had the Reggie which was entirely insane  and will most likely help with a future heart attack. Dude it was so yummy.
Biscuit, fried chicken, bacon, cheese, and gravy. Gah!
We spent the rest of the afternoon walking around Hawthorne and around the Portland waterfront.

Can't wait to go back again! Unfortunately, we didn't hang out at any rose gardens. Definitely next time.

2 Grass Lovers:

Diana said...

Noelle told me about that biscuit place. It looks good, but I definitely believe it's a heart attack to go!

Dan said...

Clyde Common is one of my two favorite Portland restaurants. I love that City. Powells, is great as well, and the Temple is beautiful inside. Much much nicer, than the Seattle temple. Next time you are there you should hit Merriweather's Restaurant up in the NW area, by the old expo/fairgrounds. North of 23rd and 24th Ave NW. Which has a ton of great shopping as well.