Portland! It’s a Place I’ve Been to Now!

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It’s been a little while (ahem–two months–ahem) since my trip to Portland (first time!) to see my pal Christie. I thought it best to let my Instagram photos tell the story of the trip. Enjoy, friends!

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We were welcomed by The Portland airport’s stellar carpet – it’s just like we’re at the Max!

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It didn’t take us long to find some nice stacks of food to devour.

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Powell’s was–in a word–overwhelming. I’d love to spend some extended time there, but for a short visit to Portland, there were other things to see.

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I had the best chicken wings I’ve ever eaten at Pok Pok. If you go for a visit, you MUST MUST MUST order their fish sauce chicken wings!

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The main attraction of the weekend was seeing Death Cab for Cutie play Transatlanticism at the Edgefield. Simply spectacular!

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It may be blurry, but it’s wonderful.

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A visit to Portland wasn’t complete without at stop at Stumptown. I walked away with the most expensive bag of beans (I really just picked the one that sounded most like a brew I’d dig), and I got an iced mocha for free.

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More food was on the docket–including a stop at the Waffle Window. I might’ve gained a couple of pounds on this trip…

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I scored a couple of albums on vinyl for $1 to play on my new turntable: Conway Twitty’s Greatest Hits (Vol. 1!) and an Amy Grant album. Yes, Amy. Grant. Worth it.

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Another food stop: Screen Door. If you go, get there before it opens. Otherwise you’ll wait a LONG TIME for a table.

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Our final stop on the tour was Multnomah Falls. Since we went on a holiday, it was packed. And it took us a while to find parking. But it was a lovely sight.

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Finally, we had a Labor Day cookout at Christie and her sister’s house. Her other sister, niece and nephew joined as well, which was a lot of fun. Somehow I was roped into being master of the grill. (I may have dropped a few pieces of hamburger.)

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Goodbye and hello to San Francisco on my Virgin America flight!

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