Tuesday, January 8, 2013

portlandia.













The week before Christmas I tagged along with Aaron who had to travel to Portland, Oregon for a work trip. I kind of feel like anything Christmas-related is old news, let alone pre-Christmas, but Portland and I got along so great (except for all that rain!!?), that I didn't want to soon forget about my time there.

Anyways, I loved the city a lot, which I'll go ahead and blame on all the delicious food we ate (from here, here & here)... The trip was pretty perfect, even though I was the genius who packed that yummy bottle of catsup we bought from Little Big Burger in my carry-on bag for our flight from Portland to Ohio. Airport security confiscated it (for everyone's safety, I'm sure) and left me pretty heartbroken, but I've already told Aaron I'm going with him next time he has to go to Portland again--if for nothing else than to get me some more catsup!!! 

'Til next time, Portland.

36 comments:

  1. I'm glad you had a fun getaway! It looks lovely and your pictures are beautiful :)

    xx
    http://thepocketbookblogg.blogspot.com/

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  2. omg those fries from little big burger are the BEST! my husband and i went through portland on a roadtrip last summer and that was definitely one of my favorite places to eat.
    how sad about your catsup! :( at least it gives you an excuse to go back :)

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  3. The food looks too good! Ah, I am so hungry now!

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  4. I' ve always wanted to go to Portland! Awesome photos

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  5. love these! i'd be happy to send you a bottle of the catsup should your hankering ever get too intense.

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  6. Aw I love Portland! Next time you're there, you should go to this little place called the "waffle window" (http://wafflewindow.com/) their bacon, brie, basil waffle is kind of incredible. It's also in a cute little artsy district of town.

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    1. Will for sure try that place next time!! That sounds amazing! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  7. The pictures look great. Too bad about the catsup. You could always mail it back home!

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  8. Haha we all have our catsup heartbreak stories.

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  9. So jealous! :)
    I have always wanted to go to Portland...
    well the Northwest in general! I am stuck here in the Southeast.

    Lovely photos :)

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  10. I love Portland, and Portlandia :)

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  11. I still haven't been to Little Big Burger! I must go asap. I can second what Rachel Jones said... waffle window is so good. You'll have to come back to Portland so we can go together! Happy new year, Whitney!

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  12. say whaaat?? you were in portland?! bummer! we live literally 10 minutes (with no traffic) from downtown. next time, lets try to meet up! xoxo

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    1. I seriously remembered that you lived in Portland like the day after we left! So silly of me! I'll have to let you know next time! :)

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  13. i'll take christmas and pre-christmas stories anytime! confiscated catsup stories too! haha.
    beautiful photos, lady!

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  14. Next time you're here email me!!!!! Yes, it's rainy. Come in the spring or summer or fall. =) Would love to see you.

    Kacie

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  15. Love these photos. I hope I can go visit there some day soon!

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  16. My husband and I are moving there March 15th! We spent a week there in October and FELL IN LOVE! We met the nicest people, loved the rain (we're currently roasting our bones in Fresno) and the food...AMAZING. So glad you had a great time! It is like no other city I've been to and I can't wait to live there!

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    1. You lucky duck! Hope the move goes well! :)

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  17. Great pics - food is the best thing about most cities I find! Id katsup like ketchup?

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  18. How fun! Hubby and I visited Portland for the first time this past November and absolutely fell in love!! The food was to die for! My hubby is interviewing for a position at Portland State at the end of the month, so there is a 50/50 chance we'll be living there by this summer :O

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    1. Tell your husband good luck! I'll try not to be too jealous ;)

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  19. Whitney, I'm from Portland and you captured our fair city so perfectly! And yes, LBB's catsup is THE best. If you liked the city in winter, come during the summer. It's undeniably the best summer season on earth - you'll never leave.

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  20. they confiscated your ketchup? how sad! and your pictures are so beautiful! next time you come, let's do a how to take pictures tutorial. aaron will hate it but i need it! so loved seeing you guys!

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    1. haha, he will throw such a fit but we'll do it anyways! ;) had so much fun seeing you--we need to figure out a way to make our lunch/dinner dates more frequent than just once a year!!

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  21. I was in Portland over the summer and want to move there just for Powell's Books. A bookstore that takes up an entire city block? Yes please!

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  22. Ketchup can be pretty dangerous, so it makes sense...ha.
    What beautiful pictures! And if you don't like the rain, then you definitely would not like Seattle! Except in August. It's GORGEOUS in August!
    xo TJ

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  23. Whit, when are you gonna tag along with Aaron to SF??! I was thinking I should actually make a trip down there soon, it's been too long. Plus with all this waffle talk from Rach, I'm craving Bruxie's!

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  24. portland looks so charming, and after watching portlandia, i need to go there even more haha! love your photos

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  25. ahh... portland. i miss it with my whole heart and soul. little big burger was a favorite lunch spot of mine because of their fry sauce! first time i've seen it out of the utah/idaho/az area.

    you captured it all wonderfully my dear!

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  26. portland is great. that food looks yum.

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  27. I absolutely adore Portland. My boyfriend's father lives there and I love to visit. And I can't believe that your burger was confiscated!

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  28. great shots, and you look beautiful!
    xo,
    andrea >>hecallmewifey

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