Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Necklace...and a Road Trip

I am heading off to Portland for 3 days. I have a list a mile long of things I want to do.

1) Pick out my dream neighborhood to live in.
2) Eat at Porqueno--I have heard so much about this little Mexican taco joint and I can't wait!
3) Go on an Epicurean walking tour. That's right. Eating, walking, drinking, more eating, it sounds exciting and I have bought my ticket. I will tell you all about it.
4) Get myself to Powell's Home and Garden Bookstore on Hawthorne. I've been to the City of Books and the Technical Store, but not any of the other Powell's. I figured it is time to branch out.
5) Visit Good Stuff, also on Hawthorne. A treasure trove of vintage/interesting junk.
6) Trip to the Alberta district.
7) Check out the latest exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.
8) Saturday Farmer's Market.

OK, that's a big list and that's just the for sures. I have an even longer list of the maybes. We are staying at the Hotel DeLuxe, one of my favorite Portland hotels. (we love their bar, the Driftwood Inn) And since we have a Museum of Glass membership here in Tacoma, we get a discount plus free valet parking. Double score!

I decided I needed a new necklace to wear in the greenness that Portland is. So I sat down and got to work.
It lays right over the collarbones. I like.

1 comment:

  1. soooo jealous. Por Que No is great -- while you're there make sure to check out the ReBuilding Center (3625 N. Mississippi)that's across the street. Their store front was made during a community art project, and it's AMAZING!

    Oooh! and you have to try Random Order Coffee Shop (1800 NE Alberta)they have great coffee AND PIE!

    And if you can squeeze in a stop at Nicholas Restaurant. they have a restaurant at 318 SE Grand that's tiny, and there's usually a line out the door, and the neighborhood is kind of sketchy but the food is FABULOUS. According to their website they've opened a new store at 3223 NE Broadway, but I've never been there.

    Did I mention I was sooo jealous?!