We spent a lovely, if drizzly, weekend in Portland. My last trip to Portland was in 2009. How silly, considering how much I adore the restaurants, the shops, the architecture, all the bridges, the laid back coolness of everything, and Portland's pocket neighborhoods.
We stayed at the Ace, visited with friends, and tasted some truly fantastic food, thanks to my friend Elizabeth's awesome recommendations. I wish we could have seen Elizabeth, but alas, she is living with Paris with her husband and adorable son for a few months. How dreamy.
Some highlights: the Almond Brittle Salted Ganache ice cream at Salt & Straw, Pok Pok, sampling various food cart fare (hello, Garden State, yum!), The Bent Brick...for coffee we stayed with old favorites Stumptown at the Ace and Stumptown at Albina Press.
Thanks to Elizabeth's recommendation we also ventured into Monograph Bookwerks. We came home with two new art books from Monograph: Marcel Dzama's The Infidels, and The Chinese Dream, A Society Under Construction by Neville Mars and Adrian Hornsby.
Here are some shots from our Portland weekend: