Sunday, September 23, 2012

Rose City

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I went on a long weekend vacation to Portland in August.  It was my first time there and it is a FABULOUS city! It is so unique, has an amazing food scene, and the incredible sights in nature and wine country are just a quick drive away.  The shopping scene was also great, but I stayed true to my no shopping vow and only spent money on a wedding gift for a friend and some Pinot Noir.  Here is a recap of Portland along with some outfits that will be recycled in the near future:

great shops in the Pearl District

Halston Heritage dress, Jessica Jensen portfolio clutch, Jimmy Choo shoes

amazing dinner at Castagna 

Elk Cove Vineyards, Willamette Valley, OR

stunning view of the Columbia Gorge

H&M tee, Helmut Lang shorts, Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C., Robindira Unsworth necklace, Ray Ban aviators, bracelets: Gorjana, David Yurman, Cyma watch; ring: Robindira Unsworth; nail polish: Essie's "Turquoise & Caicos"; coffee from Public Domain

"Keep Portland Weird"

made the trip to a Portland landmark: VooDoo Doughnuts

Truffle soaps at an outdoor market along the Willamette River

indulged in oysters & Bloody Marys {often}

gorgeous architecture on old buildings

Portland and the surrounding area was incredible, and I cannot wait to go back! Thanks to all of my friends that gave me great advice on what to do/see, and a thanks to fabulous fashion blogger and Oregon native Christa Jayne {check out her blog here} for the tips! Cheers to the Rose City!



  1. I really like your blog dear!
    Keep up the great work! :)


  2. Oh my gosh LOVE LOVE this post!!! Thank you so much for the shout out and seriously I am so glad you enjoyed yourself in Oregon, it truly is a wonderful place!!
    Christa Jayne

  3. LOVE LOVE the jimmy choo booties!!!! Gorgeous color and goes so well with your outfit :)

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  4. Great post and the food looks soooo yummy!

  5. I love your outfit in the second photo - so chic!

    - Victoria