Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pizza in Portland

Hi folks.

So, I feel as if I may be on the cusp of le swine flu so I'm taking a nice "work-from-home" day which usually translates into "suntan in the backyard day."

However, I realize it is mid-October and our Indian Summer is forever gone (man, was it nice though) and today will instead be "take lots of naps day" - uh, and work. A bit.

So I'll admit I won't be putting too much effort into this post, but I will say that my trip to Portland was AWESOME. I heart that city so much. The ghost/walking tour we did on Friday night was really interesting but before I get into that, I'll give you an idea of what we did on Day Two.

Day Two - went to Powell's Book Store, finally. This famous bookstore has all the books in the world...located on an entire city block. I was even able to find an out-of-print book which I used to have, Charles Berlitz's World of Strange Phenomena.

My brother used to read me this book when I was young...maybe that's why I have a fascination with the macabre. It is full of short episodes of true, weird events like The Dover Demon, a skinny monster with really long fingers, green eyes and a watermelon shaped head that has been spotted in Boston.

And I found it here, in the "Metaphysical" department, under "Anonmolous Elements" - this bookstore is DEEP! (found the book...not the Dover Demon).

Afterwards we checked out some record shops, Chinatown and revisted some "haunted" places.

For lunch/dinner we went for some tasty pizza at Old Town Pizza place. We actually started our ghost tour here the night before - it's haunted - but I'll save that tale for later. For now, we just wanted some of that delicious homemade pizza, as featured on Rachel Ray's Tasty Travels.

I had Proscuitto and Zucchini while my bf had olive, pepperoni and sundried tomatoes - both our own creations! Bliss.

Afterwards we went for a walk on the river then to the Ad Agency bar where we watched some American College Football. It seemed all Oregonians in the bar were mad cheering for the Michigan Goblins...not even their home team! The fun atmosphere was off the charts.

We capped off the night with a visit to an infamous oyster bar for fresh shucked oysters and a shot of jaeger (just cuz). Had the most awesome server there ever - very generous. And cool. We were lucky. Oh and the bathroom is haunted too.

Finally we stopped by Voodoo Donuts. No visit to Portland is complete without their bacon and maple donut. That's right. Maple glazed bacon donut...


Shirt: Lochers

Jacket: Vintage

Bag: Ringspun

Jeans: Forever 21

Boots: Bata

Bonus points to the first person who tells me what my shirt says ;) 'tis awesome.

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Couture Carrie said...

Really fun post, darling! You and the pizza both look awesome! Love that vintage jacket!


Eyeliah said...

I have NO idea what it says!

PlanetLumiere said...

what a nice little getaway, i see the weather was gorgeous too, sunny and crisp.


J-Diggety said...

So much fun!! Portland is really pretty. I love that you travel so much :) And can't wait to read about the haunted tour!!

xoxo J

kayla! said...

i was at that very bookstore during my trip to portland just four days ago!! i decided what my master's thesis is going to be about in that bookstore!

(and i had a maple donut at voodoo too. did you go to the big location or the smaller one?)

Glitter Scrubs said...

I really need a fuckin' coffee!!

hahah actually the whole time I was scrolling through and reading, I was thinking, what does her shirt say!!?? Then I saw the coffee cups lol.

I'm a huge fan of Lochers, but my god are those shirts expensive. I really want the grey one with the birds that says 'cute little fuckers' hahaah.

Great post btw :)

Anonymous said...

OMG that pizza looks so yummy.

daisychain said...

I am totally craving pizza now.

I hope you don't have swine flu, I had it and don't wish it on anyone.
But if you do,
we could set up a "swine flu survivors" club with t-shirts ;)

Rachel said...

doesn't it say 'go fuck yourself' or something like that?? i'm now worried that's not what it says so i'll look incredibly rude :)

i kind of wish you lived in europe so we could hang out sometime. you have lots of fun fun.

Kristin said...

Mmmmmmmmmm. Pizza and beer. The meal of champions.

Fashion Court said...

LOOOOVE your boots! i'm trying to hunt down the perfect pair myself haha :o)

Vegas Princess said...

I can't even read your shirt!

Looks like a grate trip. And I would lose myself in that bookstore. That is my kind of place! :)

jeannie said...

You look great!! That pizza look sso yummy!

Marian said...

ok after this post im craving pizza and donuts!
love the images honey

Underfunded Heiress said...

Looks like you had a great visit.

I love portland. I went about two years ago and would love to go back.

Jennifer said...

I gave you an award! : D

Amelia said...

Powell's is definitely one of my favorite places in the world! Yummy looking pizza, too. I like the colors in your outfit.