Monday, August 12, 2013

PNW- TAKE 1

OH HEY.

Vacation is over. Womp-womp. To be honest it is 8:21 pm and I am totally loopy. We took a redeye with 2 layovers back from Portland which meant not going to bed until 10 am. Blah.

I took a disgusting amount of pictures, and posted a ridiculous amount of them on Instagram- but don't worry, I won't repeat them all here!

Here are a few highlights from the first leg of our trip in Portland, Oregon:
 1. Stereotypical flight picture. But I mean, gorgeous!
2. We got into town around 1 in the afternoon and got a mini-tour of downtown from our friend Elliott, including food trucks & pioneer square.
3. The next morning Michael and I explored alone a little, grabbing Stumptown coffee (sooo good).
4. We stood in line for VooDoo donuts for a while...but after realizing the line was wrapping around the block and had about 60 people in it, we decided to skip out. I just don't like donuts that much. Meh.
 5. I am 25 and play with my food. Including taffy from Rocket Fizz.
6. Just a little #ootd.
7. We stopped next at the International Rose Test Garden. Flower heaven.
8. On our way to the garden some kids were selling SnoCones...I mean, GENIUS. Bet they make a killing. 
(M is on the left of course, and our Portland hosts Scott & Elliott are next to him)
9&10: What better way to see the city than up in a gondola in the sky? Even scared-of-heights-Michael enjoyed it!
11&12: One of our hosts is Michael's childhood friend, and happens to be all super cool and runs for Nike. He was nice enough to let us geek out a bit and tour the Nike World Headquarters- the place is gi-gan-tic. So note to anyone travelling to Portland: make sure you have an athletic friend so you can see this place!



Alright. Picture overload.
What did I miss this last week, friends?
Tell me something good.

xo, lp

7 comments:

  1. I love taffy–I'm dying to know what flavors those all are!

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    1. me too! totally bought it 3 diff times on the trip. im such a kid. the best of the flavors above were cotton candy, blueberry muffin, key lime,passionfruit, and tropical punch. YUM.

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  2. Looks like tons of fun!

    xo
    www.carlyonqueue.com

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  3. Now that we live in NorCal, Portland is a really short, cheap flight away, we've been dying to go. I can not wait to have all your updates so we can plan a little getaway. How long were you guys there? (and, if you'll let me jump the gun: what was the BEST part? anything you wish you would have skipped?)

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    1. 1. jealous it's a cheap flight...it is so NOT from wisconsin. yuck.
      2. we were in portland 5 ish days and washington 3 days
      3. if you want i can email you with the FULL downlow (since i'm guessing not everyone here cares 100%...)
      4. Best? Oh geez. Probably just walking around downtown popping into quirky stores (23rd street & city center), Nike Campus, and Flicks on the Bricks (pioneer square)
      5: Skip? Probably the rose garden. I mean, free, so that's cool...but it was so hot the day we went it was just kind of full of beeees.

      email me if you want more deets lady!!

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    2. omg, how did I JUST find this reply to my comment? Jeez, I suck Laura! Ok, so, 2 years later... what do you remember? :P

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  4. Looks like you guys had a great time in my city! Don't feel bad about missing out on Voodoo Donuts, they're really not that great and definitely not worth waiting in line forever! xoxo

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