Okay, so here we begin with our first full day in Portland which will be day two of our trip. No jet-lag, I think because we hardly got any sleep the night before, and I was feeling pretty crappy because of my cold. However, after my wonderful husband took such great care of me, buying me tea, soup, and a hot kettle to heat up the water in(hotel didn't have a microwave), I was starting to feel better. Still had a pretty sore throat, but on the mend. So we took it easy, and just decided to visit a few places around town.
Okay, for those of you who may not know, Tom and I are HUGE!! coffee fans, come on I used to be a barista! So, what better way to start our day then to head to a local coffee shop. Tom got an amazing caramel latte, I just wanted a good cup of joe'
If you are ever in the area, Portland or Seattle, STOP!!! at Stumptown!! It was amazing! Still is since we brought home some bags! haha. A great places to go!
Okay, so originally, I wanted to stop at Yarnia in Portland, BUT! when we walked up to the door the sign said closed Monday and Tuesday. . . totally didn't see that coming. . . Since we were leaving EARLY Wednesday for the coast, this shop would be missed. HOWEVER! as Tom will testify to this, we more than made up for it. Yarn Garden was out first stop. (More pics will follow of all my spoils!)
Fans of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives will remember this place! Pok Pok!!
I still look a little haggard in this photo, however, what I am drinking was really cool. Drinking Vinegar. YES! It was pomegranate flavor too and honestly it did have a hint of that vinegar taste to it, which I LOVE!!!
The wings were spicy and sweet, and the game-hen was awesome. So, again in the area, this places is a must!! It's small and tucked away, but aren't the best places usually that way?
We decided to take a tram after lunch. It is for the hospital in Portland, but it is open to the public.
We got some great views of the city this way.
Looking down, pretty cool.
This was step one, before the mighty Space Needle. I am deathly afraid of heights, but this tram was pretty easy honestly.
Another yarn stop, Happy Knits, I would say was my favorite yarn store on the trip. Wish I would have gotten more here, but I had to think about my carry on bag. . .
Crossing one of the many bridges back to our hotel from Portland. Car photo's! my grandmother would be so proud haha