Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Snapshots from Portland, OR

As you know last week I was in Portland, OR for work. Here are a few images that capture the essence of the week...minus all the great food and beer that was consumed by moi!

Journal Spines at Powell's Book Store

Across the street from the historic Heathman Hotel... site of some hot fictional moments between Mr. Grey and Ms. Steele

One of the food trucks. The phenomena started in Portland (a.k.a. PDX) and is obvious as you walk around and spot the "trucks" everywhere.

A nifty little corner. Portland is full of great architecture and a unique flare that is distinctive to the city.

An old factory turned into new businesses.

Famous for a reason, Voodoo Doughnut is a must when you're in the area. Get the Maple Bacon...it's cray-cray good!

This message is seen across the street from Voodoo Doughnuts.

This sign is beautiful at night , but iconic regardless of time of day.

Another iconic piece of Portland is the sign in front of the theatre. As you can see it is next door to the historic Heathman Hotel.

When the sun comes out (rarely) you can see Mt. St. Helen's and Mt. Hood. Here you can see Mt. St. Helen's in the distance.

Having a beer slushy at Whiskey Soda Bar.


  1. Fun fun fun! you know, Austin has a food truck phenomenon that I totally thought started here. And our motto is Keep Austin Weird. Basically, we need more fog, more Mr. Grey, and more Ceci.

    1. Yeah, Portland and Austin are very similar in some ways. I agree...you need more Ceci...when are we going to facetime so the love affair between our kids can flourish?

  2. I just had a blast looking at your pictures that you emailed, too! Can we go to Portland together someday? And get the original Cheesus? I love all the pictures of your Toms . . . so Ceci and so incredibly perfect. Miss you!!!

    1. I would go to the ends of the Earth with you! Glad you enjoyed the pictures of food, buildings and my shoes. However...I vote we stay at the Heathman and eat a Cheesus on a Friday! All over that! :) xo

  3. Ceci how fun I have never been to Portland! Now I really want to visit!!

    Do come and enter the $100 Giveaway from Soft Surroundings on my site!

    Art by Karena

  4. I want those journals and did you go into the Heathman??? Also, I would like try a beer slushy :)

    1. I know I reallyl wanted to buy all of the journals! I DID go into the Heathman, so pretty! ...and the beer slushy is a MUST for anyone that likes an ice cold beer. :) xoxo