Saturday, August 11, 2012

From Seattle To Portland

on the water
bunches of berries
the infamous gum wall
a somber day
brunch in portland: tasty-n-sons
the needle

My best friend Athena and I took a week long trip to Seattle during the end July. It was my first time visiting and I was excited to venture around a new city. It was between there and NYC, but since I'd been to New York a number of times I ultimately decided to try something new, and so glad I did! 

Before arriving to Seattle I was determined that we'd take a day trip to Portland. I'd heard so many wonderful things about the cityespecially the foodand what with my being a huge foodie and all I knew I couldn't miss out on the opportunity at hand. Our day didn't start out exactly as planned once we arrive though, due to a bit of car trouble. As we pull into a parking spot, Athena realized that we had a flat tire, but(!) what you hear about the people in Portland is all so true; they really are such a friendly and authentic bunch. A few standerbys were more than willing to help us out and changed out our flat for the spare in no time. So the day turned out to be not so bad after all.

a few of my favorites:
narwal/unicorn: as cool as its name, this bar/arcade is located in downtown Seattle.
new exhibitions and installations are frequently rotated at the seattle art museum.
get your afternoon pick-me-up + a beautifully wrapped bar of chocolate at Stumptown.
Powell Books in Portland carry new and used books. I fell in love when I found a used copy of Walden.
Plum Bistro is known for their vegan and vegetarian dishes.

perfect brunch
brown rice, kimchi, egg, veggies, and (of course) a bloody mary
awesome bar, Unicorn/Narwal
pier hangouts

at melrose market
happy hour apps
at dusk


  1. I love how bright and fun all these photos are! My favourite has to be the one of the pier. I'm glad you had such wonderful people to help you out and had such a great time. :)

  2. That's very kind- thank you! We did have a nice trip, and it actually made me rethink my ideas on west coast living. I've always been more attracted to the east coast, but who knows?