The Fella and I escaped via the train to Portland this weekend to visit Jenny Two Times in celebration of her upcoming birthday. This will mark my third trip to Portland and the Fella’s first and I just have to say, I fall more in love with it each time I visit. I adore Seattle but Portland has many alluring charms. Despite the unseasonal heat, we managed to pack in a lot of fun.
Jenny Two Times is a fantastic host- driving us around, showing us the sites, taking us to delicious restaurants and picking up the bill (too many times!). We were spoiled. We also got to meet/hang out with Rhiannon and her main squeeze and Kerrianne and Chris. (Thanks for coming out with us!) It was great to see them outside of the BlogHer madness and Twitterville.
In the scorching sun, we explored the Hawthorne Street Fair (fun!) and then I spent too much money but not enough time at Powell’s (of course!). I was craving sushi so we checked out BaRa Sushi House in the Clinton ‘hood- super yummy and we highly recommend. We drank sake and beer and shared many laughs. The deliciousness was later marred after waaaaaay too many ginger ale & Jamesons when I threw it all up outside of Jenny’s house. Let’s just say, it tasted better the first time and THAT marks the beginning of my alcohol abstinence. Plus, I might need to chew more because why could I pick out shrimp and edamame in my barf? Sadly, I do not think I will be craving seaweed salad anytime soon.
Sorry, that was over-the-top TMI.
Here, look at these. They will take your mind off of it.
Oh! And here are some bullet points for you:
- You should visit Portland
- And while you are there, do yourself a favor and eat at Gravy
- Allot many hours to exploring Powell’s
- Just FYI, the Saturday Market is also on Sunday
- If you don’t know anyone in Portland, make some friends there- pronto
- Don’t mix sake with other alcohols except maybe beer
- Take the train
P.S. Sorry about the throw up talk.