Silver Lining: the true Portland experience

July 27, 2012

the true Portland experience

Sam had never been to Portland.

And boy was he in for it :)

We packed as much Portland we could into one morning.

Here's the first-timer experience:

the MAX
Saturday's Market
street performers
Voodoo Donuts
Pioneer Courthouse Square
a mini-museum

Sam thought the hippies were hilarious. He went around taking pictures of them, and he almost bought something from the tie dye rack, simply because it would be buying something from the tie dye rack in downtown Portland. Also, he got a kick out of the street performers singing about chemicals and government conspiracies.

Then, we rounded off the day with a good old-fashioned afternoon nap, a few visits to old friends, Burgerville {yes, I'm already craving it again}, and a night at the Portland temple.

Raise your hand if you love Portland and all it's crazy weirdness like I do :)


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  1. My sisters boyfriend always plays music down there on Saturdays! Looks like you had so much fun. Now call me.

  2. Looks like fun!! That wall of faces is so cool!!

  3. Portland is so much fun! I went to Powell's books this summer for the first time and it was a BLAST!! Unfortunately we were going to Voodoo Donuts but didn't end up having time after spending HOURS at Powell's. Haha. Oh well! Next time!

  4. I live in Portland and I think I take it for granted- because its great, a great place to live, lush, entertaining and just all around a fun and active place to live. Thanks for showing me how great my city can be!:) If you come again or live here too- stop by Pita Pit, either downtown or on hawthorne it's the greatest pita sandwich shop ever,like as big as your head- no joke, i go there every time i can!:)

  5. we LOVE portland!! so much fun!

  6. I love love love Portland! I might be biased because I grew up there, but I can't wait to move back again someday.

  7. "Keep Portland weird"
    I think that's pretty cool

  8. AnonymousJuly 28, 2012

    Great pictures! I love Portland, especially VooDoo Donuts - YUMMY!

    Keep Shining,

  9. Love your pictures! Makes me want to go to Portland.

  10. AnonymousJuly 28, 2012

    Brooke, hi! Thank you so much for stopping by, leaving such kind words and following! I am definitely a new follower and definitely a lover of Portland!! My husband and I live about 60 miles south of there and we don't get up there nearly enough! Definitely one of my favorite cities :) Next time you are there and in need of a good carb fix check out the Portland Bagel Company on NW 23rd! Soooo good! :) Have a great rest of your weekend!

  11. The yellow hat is so adorable, you look very cute with it :)

  12. Voodoo doughnuts is my favorite!! So jealous! Glad you guys had fun!

  13. My hand is raised! We made it to Burgerville too. Fresh raspberry shakes, delicious!

  14. And at the Portland airport on the way home I saw someone in socks and sandals, which made my day.

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