Saturday, July 9, 2011

Portland

I love this photo.. and Stumptown Coffee!


We went to Portland to attend our friends' 10-Year Wedding Anniversary Party. We have many friends who relocated to Portland- it was fun to see everyone at the party. It was held at McMenamins Edgefield, which is also a hotel, so we stayed there. Edgefield is like summer camp. Gorgeous grounds, several bars and restaurants, rock venue, distillery, winery, gardens, soaking pool, pitch and putt golf course, movie theater, glass blowing studio, etc. With all of this at our fingertips, we spent most of our time at Edgefield- it almost didn't feel like a trip to Portland. The last day, we did get in to downtown, to hit up some food carts. The trip was (as usual) too short - so many places to eat were missed... Anyway, here are some photos.





the vineyard at Edgefield

A couple of other shots of the grounds, I took while wandering around.



Some pipe-work coming down from the ceiling at the first bar we went to, adjacent to the distillery.

One day we drove up to the Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood. The outside of the lodge was shown in the movie the Shining. They had this axe for tourist types like me who asked about it. Pretty sure this is not THE axe, but still, it was kinda funny. My husband had his good camera and was taking lots of pictures, so I really didn't try too hard with my phone pictures, and that is fairly evident by these very average photos. See his blog for better pics..





The last day, we hung out a little in downtown Portland. The most important goals: get coffee, eat from food carts, and go to the Pendleton Store. We accomplished all.



The Ace Hotel.. I WILL stay here one day



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