Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Portlandia














Top: Francesca's Collections; Shorts: Gap (similar); Shoes: TJ Maxx (similar save, similar spend); Sunglasses: Lulu*s

We just spent a whirlwind day down in Portland and are home safely and happily in the messy apartment. We snagged a few photos today between meeting with my new colleagues and enjoying happy hour at a darling french country restaurant in the middle of the city. It was called (of course!) Petit Oiseau or Little Bird Bistro. I enjoyed a glass of white wine and macaroni gratin and Ben had a green salad (after poaching from the food trucks and drinking beer while I was at my meeting) and a great IPA from Bend, Oregon. We were laughing the entire lunch because the restaurant was covered in birds (anyone watch Portlandia?) and the waiter nearly described the oyster's origins, families, and feelings when listing the specials. It was all we could do not to burst into laughter and sing "The dream of the nineties is alive in Portland" song. They did finish lunch with the sweetest and teeniest apricot macarons - complimentary at the restaurant. They were so adorable there were people outside taking photos with the teensy cookies and we couldn't resist either. 

I am getting so excited for new restaurants to enjoy, glasses of wine to drink, and shops to explore. We wished we had more time in the city today, but were worried about rush hour on the way home and booked it back to Tacoma. 

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27 comments

  1. Wonderful! I loved living in Portland for the short summer that we did and I'm sure you guys will have a wonderful time.

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  2. Those shorts are so cute! Love the color and pattern of them. Great outfit!

    xo, Delightful Sunflower

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  3. I love your outfit especially the sunglasses!
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    stylevancity

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  4. Love your outfit, super cute! And I went to Little Bird when I was in town over Easter and loved it! My husband and I have already gone out to dinner twice this week while apartment hunting downtown and there are still so many places I want to try! We'll have to meet up for drinks once you're all settled! xo

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  6. Love this outfit! How exciting. Best of luck in Portland!

    xo, Nina
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  7. Those teeny tiny macarons are so cute! And so are those shorts! You look lovely as always

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  9. Very elegand and chic look! Love those shorts!

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  10. I love the print on your shorts! And those are the tiniest macaroons I've ever seen!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  11. eek! i love your sunglasses and the mini macaron! :)

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  12. Great print on the shorts and wonderful styling with the shoes & sun glasses!

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  13. I love those shorts on you! Adorable!

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  14. Sounds like a lovely afternoon :) And you look so cute - love those shorts & sandals!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  15. This is such a great summer look! I'm obsessed with those shorts!

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  16. I LOVE those shorts! You look beautiful and it sounds like such a great time! IPAs are my favorite type of beer and those tiny macaroons are too cute!

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  17. those shorts are awesome. I saw them in the store on sale and was so sad they didn't have my size. =(
    xo,
    nancy

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  18. I adore how everything matches, so cute and very fresh looking, I really love those shorts.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  19. Love the neon coral in shorts, sunglasses and sandals. Super cute! And those macaroons, yum. :) I am glad you are having fun and are finding new places to eat/hangout at.

    - Sukhi
    http://happinesswinner.blogspot.com

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  20. Have fun!! I love these shorts and your sunnies. You always look so amazing girl!! Happy Friday!!
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  21. Those shorts are beautiful! Love the pattern!

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  22. Oh goodness, I said have a good weekend but that was a whirlwind trip and you're already back! Glad you had a good time. I can't seem to get over having vacation brain this week...

    Sarah @ Life As Always

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  24. First of all, I'm obsessed with macarons! Those look so yummy. Also, I love your outfit, it's great for walking around a city. That shirt is the most beautiful thing, and it looks amazing with the shorts and sandals. Casual and breezy and pretty.

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