Saturday, October 19, 2013

Out and About


My friend from Seattle made the trek to Portland this weekend and I got to spend a lovely few hours with her on Saturday morning seeing the Portland sights. We started by walking into the city to Blue Star Donuts (donuts for grown-ups) and enjoyed maple bacon donuts in the cold weather and fall sun. We also tried a peanut butter powder and blackberry compote donut. Mm. I can't wait to go back and dive into the weirder flavors like pear brandy fritters and pistachio cheesecake.

We then headed out to taste at Eastside Distillery - vodka, rum, bourbon, and marionberry whiskey, mm! I ended up buying a delicious bottle of spiced rum for holiday cocktails for Ben. Down the street was the Lucky Labrador Brewery, which I hadn't visited yet. Though it was a really interesting space (read: a little more rustic than I like), the beer was absolutely delicious and we enjoyed a sampler tray of IPAs. We finished our visit with some poutine at the SE Hawthorn food carts and a sad farewell.

I didn't get the chance to take outfit photos today, so I hope you enjoy the food and drink photos above and check out one of the new sponsors below.

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  1. Thanks for sharing- I live in gresham but from portland/SE side. didnt know about these places my husband and i should check them out! :) have a nice saturday!

  2. Oh I LOVE days like these! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

    xo, Nina

  3. looks yummy..

  4. hum those look so delicious!!! the quality of your pictures are impressive!

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  5. All the food looks so delicious! Great post!

    Kirsten x

  6. bacon donuts. never tried those before! but they look pretty good

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  7. Looks like a fun time! And now I'm hungry!

  8. I think I drooled a little while looking at these photos. What a delicious variety of well, EVERYTHING you have in Portland!

  9. Looks like you two ladies had a great time. I've heard so much about the Portland food scene but I've never got a chance to go, looks delicious though. :)


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