Monday, September 10, 2012

Adventures in Portland

While we were in Oregon meeting our niece, Aubrey, we made plans to visit some of our other favorite people. It was a whirlwind but we had a fantastic time and I really do love the city of Portland. I haven't spent much time there before but after this weekend I'd like to make a point to do it more in the future.

We stayed at a super funky boutique hotel called the Inn @ Northrup Station.
The inn is located in an adorable area just outside downtown Portland right on the streetcar line.
It is surrounded by fantastic shops and restaurants.

Originally built in the 1970s, the hotel was rediscovered and transformed to reflect
Portland's funky character. Here's Stew enjoying our very eclectic (and bright!)
room. We enjoyed a yummy continental breakfast on Saturday morning, too.

One of my lifelong friends, Brooke, drove up from Silverton to hang out with us
for the evening. We took the streetcar downtown to explore and
ended up at a waterfront beer garden for drinks.

So many cool industrial bridges line the river in Portland.

Catching up and exploring the city.

Northwest Portland's "Restaurant Row" was just a block from our hotel,
so we wandered down the street until we found someplace to grab dinner
before hitting McMenamins for drinks.

Our friends Trevor and Ashley met us later on and it was super fun
to catch up with them, we don't see them nearly often enough.


Even though they were included with our package, we never had time to have our
engagement photos done before the wedding. Jamie Jones was nice enough
to meet us downtown to do a "newlywed" shoot and we had so much fun!

Another sneak peek by Jamie Jones Photography.
You can see more photos from our shoot on her web site.

I loved this hat so much that we went back and bought it after the photo shoot.
We also bought lots of t-shirts and sunglasses. I love the Portland Sunday Market!

On Sunday afternoon we went to Kells to watch the Seahawks game.
We won't discuss the game or the score, it will just make poor Stewie more depressed.
We did share a plate of Irish Nachos and Bangers & Mash which were super yummy. 

I love the funky decor at Kells.
There were dollar bills stuck to the ceiling by "Irish Magic."

On our way home we also met up with Russ and Patty for dinner at Henry's 12th Street Tavern. This place was awesome and the food was delicious, plus they have happy hour all day long. I'd definitely like to come back here the next time we visit.

We had a great weekend filled with family and friends, and even though we arrived home exhausted and unprepared for the week our trip to Oregon was a huge success and we had tons of fun. We hope that everyone else had a great weekend as well!


  1. had such a great time hanging with you guys!!! glad you came down and we should do it again sometime for sure!

  2. Now I want to visit Portland. We have stayed there a couple times before, but just for one night on our way to another destination. I'm thinking I need to visit the Sunday Market! P.S. What cute photos!

  3. Those pIctures were adorable! You guys are so cute together!

  4. Brooke - Yes, we should definitely do it again as often as possible!

    Jess - Thanks! Photos in the Sunday Market were so much fun and so was shopping around, they have so much funky stuff there.

    Nikki - Thank you, you're so sweet. :-)


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