Last weekend we were back in Portland. We ate at new places, stayed in a new hotel and shopped at the new stores. Here is a list with Instagram pictures.
We stayed at the Nines. The W type hotel - modern with a cool rooftop bar and atrium restaurant.
Olympic Provisions: The meat shop. Wonderful salami. My favorite was Saucisson D’Arles - just pork and salt. You can find their products in Seattle - I saw salami at the Rain Shadow Meats in the Melrose Market.
Lardo: a pork place. I had a Pork Meatball Banh Mi there. Dirty fries looked decadent.
Just around the corner from Lardo there is a Blue Star Donuts. East Coast type donuts as my husband called them. The only drawback to the place - no espresso maker. So we bought Dulce De Leche and Hazelnuts donut and walked over to Stumptown and enjoyed it with a cup of americano there.
While at Stumptown we saw people going to/coming from Steven Alan store. We decided to check it out. And as it turns out there is a whole alley of unique boutique shops there called Union Way Shopping Arcade. We bought few shirts at Marine Layer that were made by adults in San Francisco.
Oblation Papers & Press: the fine paper shop in the Pearl District. I bought some beautiful cards and found the same paper that I brought from Italy's Amalfi Coast there.
Canoe in Goose Hollow was another cute gallery shop.
Polish Pottery Place in Nob Hill was also a new discovery. I left it with these bowls. They have a store in Seattle too.
The trip would not be complete without visiting Lompoc Tavern and Bull Run Distillery. Got some tasting done at both.
I discovered a new brand of tea on this trip too - Steven Smith Teas.