Had a perfect day in Portland yesterday. Perfect.
I ate my way through the city…
using fabric stores as important landmarks…which makes total sense, right?…
and beautiful terrariums. (Had a dream about that giant terrarium last night.)
I left Seattle Tuesday morning and had three hours in the car with this lovely person, all to myself. Yes, she is as fun and interesting to talk to in person as you would imagine her to be. We arrived in Portland, promptly parked and made ourselves at home at Melissa’s (which is always my first stop in Portland, I recommend it to everyone, there’s always good coffee and warm welcomes there, it feels like home), then we three toured the town, before meeting up with some of my favorite people*. Portland trips fill me with nothing but good. There is no “getting to know you”, its chat, catch up, filled with the “but wait, you already know about that” ‘s.
Our warm sunny weather seems to have temporarily left our fair city. Tonight the I’m taking the kids to the zoo to see The B-52’s, where we will dance and be silly, come rain or shine.
Summer is most excellent so far.
*A blanket apology to these ladies for my continuous goofy
smile and blabbering on so. It really wasn’t the wine. I tend to do
that when I get to Portland.
Oh who am I kidding? I do that everywhere.
***abbytrysagain***June 17, 2009 at 5:38 pm
I had a great time seeing your smiling face :D!
DanaJune 17, 2009 at 6:58 pm
sounds fabulous. (twinge of jealousy.)
DaraJune 17, 2009 at 7:20 pm
Thanks for putting up the link to Bolt Fabric Boutique…I’ll have to hit it up the next time I’m down there!
katJune 17, 2009 at 8:37 pm
i’m so glad you’re having fun in portland, and am so excited to hear the b52’s will be there!! i need to get up there friday 😉 great pictures too!
Sara JaneJune 17, 2009 at 8:53 pm
LOVE those terrariums! just gorgeous…
sara o’ at http://homeschoolproject.blogspot.com
angeliqueJune 17, 2009 at 9:02 pm
I had to check if you were talking about the real B-52’s or something else. Hope you all had a fabulous time and i’m so very jealous. I do love that band.
tifanieJune 17, 2009 at 9:20 pm
beautiful. love the banner and all the photos. and words. that turquoise wall in that first photos is sooo yum.
little snoringJune 17, 2009 at 9:21 pm
Love the photos and the terraniums my new favourite thing.
sounds like a lovely day… thanks for sharing
willy-nillyJune 17, 2009 at 9:26 pm
Jealous of the fabric shopping. Portland is so awesome.
JenJune 17, 2009 at 10:05 pm
I feel like we are on parallel realities… We were also at the concert tonight, so glad the rain was brief, are heading to Portland for the upcoming weekend, and just discovered Kenny and Zukes on our last visit a couple months ago:) Portland is our family’s all time favorite city to visit.
VintagePleasureJune 18, 2009 at 3:42 am
There must be something in the air of Portland.So many great people?!
bekiJune 18, 2009 at 5:59 am
It sounds lovely in every way. I wish the B-52’s were coming anywhere near me because I know that we’d all love to see them (my kids’ favorite song is Love Shack, which sounds really funny being sung by a 3 yr old).
sarah s.June 18, 2009 at 6:48 am
Oh how I love Portland! I moved away from there 2 years ago and I can’t believe how much I miss it! Have a wonderful visit –
Mrs SoupJune 18, 2009 at 8:41 am
Oregon is the bestest.
AdrianaJune 18, 2009 at 8:44 am
It does sound like a perfect day 🙂
Glad to see you had lots of fun
megJune 18, 2009 at 10:11 am
it was like a meeting of the craft mafia, or the crafty blog gods, shesh! Sounds like a freakin load of fun.
BrookeJune 18, 2009 at 4:27 pm
Happy to hear you liked our fair city of roses! We are heading up Seattle way this weekend…Yippee!
SeattlemommyJune 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm
mmm a trip to Portland sounds great! I took the family to the B52’s last night too…in the rain and shine! Thought they were fantastic!
ErinJune 19, 2009 at 5:23 am
sounds like the perfect day with the perfect company!
JenaveveJune 20, 2009 at 4:05 am
You just reminded me of last night’s dream: I was at a B52s concert! This isn’t as random as it seems, I heard they are touring Australia later this year and I kind of loved them in their heyday… wondering what they would be like these days?
BriJune 20, 2009 at 10:54 am
Looks like a fun time! I love all of that fabric.
sulu-designJune 22, 2009 at 9:06 pm
Nice meeting you while you were here! Portland (not to mention all of the wonderful people in this city) is just fabulous, ain’t it?
marthaJune 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm
it was a perfect day!
it was just amazing getting to hang out with you for all of it:)
amishaJuly 2, 2009 at 6:02 am
what an incredible bunch of folks all together!! it sounds amazing and so so fun. xo