Saturday, July 27, 2013


I talked in the last post about how green this city is, and as you can see from the photos above, there are trees everywhere. So many city blocks are lined with trees, or are near tiny parks, or are devoted green spaces that it is just lovely to walk around. This morning we walked to the Portland Farmer's Market that spanned maybe two city blocks and was full of vendors selling cured meats, cheeses, freshly caught fish, fresh eggs, every single kind of vegetable, lunch and breakfast, honeys, candles, and pastries. We were blown away at the size of the market housed right on the Portland State University campus. It was bustling! I picked up a gorgeous bouquet for the table and Ben bought some lavender to add into cocktails. We also bought giant heads of lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, fresh macarons in lemon and cocoa raspberry, fresh squeezed lemonade, blueberries and peaches. The produce was too good to resist.

After the market we headed out to do some errands and capped the night off with a walk into the city in search of happy hours. We visited Bluehour, a restaurant in the Pearl District with a nice patio and even nicer happy hour menu. We split a blue cheese burger and enjoyed moscow mules and local IPA. It was the perfect evening and to make it even better, we hopped across the street to buy some new bestsellers at Powell's Books - the most wonderful bookstore in, well, the world. I calculated our walk today and it looks like we did about five miles on our feet just strolling about the city! Not bad!

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  1. I am completely jealous. Everything looks gorgeous. I always seem to sleep through my town's farmers market.

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  3. Welcome to Portland!! It's an amazing city with endless things to do and places to see.

    1. Amazing pics!!!!! Wow!

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  4. All of the fruit looks so good! I'm seriously missing blueberries. They are out of season here in Australia so are super expensive!

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  5. Sounds great! I love our public market here, too. So awesome to walk around and people watch :)

    xo, Nina

  6. Oh my gosh! What a gorgeous city, what a gorgeous farmers market!

  7. I love a good farmer's market! Sounds like you had one of those perfect days - the pictures are gorgeous.

  8. Yummy! Now I'm dying to go to our farmers market this Friday! That peach looks delicious!

    Chelsea from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles

  9. Amazing pictures :)

  10. Ok, you might have simply just taken this location our of my dreams...
    Lovely!!! xx

  11. Yeah Portland is great in the summer so beautiful.

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    Dressing Ken

  12. Ahhh, loving those berries! And I adore your polka top too :)

    Life in the Fash Lane

  13. That peach looks delicious! Portland is such a fabulous city!

  14. Ahhh this post makes me so excited because our apartment is right near PSU/this farmer's market! I haven't gone yet, but I've heard such great things so I'm really looking forward to checking it out once we move in next month! Also my in-laws were just telling me about that Two Tarts place the other day and said it's awesome! Beautiful photos btw! xoxo

  15. I'm so glad to see so much green where you live, and the farmer's market looks amazing!! Sounds like you had a great day :)

  16. Looks like such a beautiful day! I adore markets and all the fresh fruit you can buy. x

  17. everything looks so great at that market!

  18. The blue top looks good against your skin and hair color!


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