Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Whirlwind Weekend in Portland

Upon arrival, a new, fired-up and glazed Theodore greeted me.

There was Meriwether's for a "farm to table" brunch (yes, they have a farm and garden) with Mami, Connie, and Jeanice.

There was color. Everywhere. I forgot just how many shades of green can dot a hillside.

There was coffee with Becki, who single-handedly ensured that, even in the remotest dust-covered parts of the Cambodian countryside, I will have a Lychee moisure mask and DIY manicure to pamper myself. Ha! There was shopping, but, alas, I forgot Odessa is closed Sundays.

There was a trip to Foster & Dobbs, where I hemmed and hawed about buying more truffle salt, and where I decided instead on cheese and preserves.

There were wedding festivities, attempted swing dancing and other shenanigans with friends leaving Portland to begin their residencies, and a botched up, albeit lovely, attempt at watching the sunrise from the aerial tram (who knew the clouds were so thick so as to blot out the sun?). There was melt-in-my-mouth-so-good Margherita pizza at Nostrana. There were hugs and words exchanged, cast-off issues of The New Yorker donated for my reading pleasure (thank you!), and bellowing laughter.

Let's be honest. I miss Portland terribly, so much that my heart still aches. But it will be there when I decide to return.

P.S. There were some decent Mayle and See by Chloe consignment finds, if anyone is interested.


  1. I feel as if in the past year Portland is one of the new hot spots everyone wants to move to or visit. I recently read another post about a visit to Portland written here: http://opheliadrowning.wordpress.com/2010/04/06/they-say-it-rains-here-all-the-time/

    Now I want to check it out too!

  2. I've noticed that too, the last few years especially. If I was still there, I'd say come and visit!

  3. love that first pic and the flowers look so pretty xxxxxxxx

  4. Beautiful, sensual & poetic, I love your blogs!

    Thank you for nice comment on my blog!

    Agneta, the swedish one ;)

  5. i've never been to portland, but it's perpetually on my list of cities. such lovely photos of spring!

  6. someday, i will learn how not to look like an idiot in photographs. they should teach classes in these things!

    it was wonderful to see you, my friend...miss you already!!

  7. Becki, you look great! Have you noticed how many pictures of myself are on this blog? Usually, my eyes are half-closed, I'm grimacing, other picture impaired behavior. Miss you too! I will send you something lovely and not too strange from Cambodia.

  8. Love Portland. Love your blog. Can't wait to read about your adventures abroad.

  9. I'm dying to visit Portland and you just made me all the more eager. Someday...! xo katie

  10. these are inviting images. your blog looks interesting - will visit again.

  11. Visit Portland! It is a wonderful, quaint city. The best times to go are in the fall and early summer.

  12. Wow..it is so beautiful! I love those photos!


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