10.03.2008

my trip to portland, oregon

I had a pretty lonely summer. Joe left in July for two out-of-town medical school rotations, and he was gone for a couple of months. It sucked. All I did was work night and day, and I got so burned out. I just missed Joe so much that I didn't really feel like doing anything other than working. So after selling everything from the fall collection, I flew out to Portland to see Joe during his last week there. We spent a weekend together, and it was so good. We went out for an anniversary dinner to Sel Gris (yummy), to a movie, hung out at Powell's, shopped, etc.

But then Joe had to go back to work and had an important presentation to prepare over the next week. So I went to the Alberta 'hood to meet Abby and hang out, which was super cool. Then I picked up my best bud Elly at the airport, and we spent the rest of the week staying at my Aunt Betsy's house and dorking around Portland together. It was awesome. Here's what we did:

We went to Ikea. We shopped at Stand Up Comedy and Local 35. We also met Sally Shim for dinner at Cava. (It was yummy, and she's hilarious.) We went to Doug Fir for drinks. I love that place because it looks like a futuristic ski lodge. Unfortunately I don't have pictures of doing some of those things.

We perused Hawthorne and bought books at Powell's. We arrived at the Waffle Window fifteen minutes too late, and for the rest of the day (no, the rest of the trip actually) I let Elly know that my life was ruined for lack of tasting those waffles. She was a good sport.

We went to this place that sells every kind of beer in the world, had sushi, walked around the Pearl, watched Maria and Stephanie on Martha Stewart, went to a dinner party, hung out with my aunt, ate at Fishwife (really good), etc. In other words, we did a lot of fun crap. If you want to see all the fun crap we did, look at my trip pictures here and Elly's here.

Then Joe, Elly, and I drove to Montana to take Elly home and we hung out there for a day. It was so good to see Tova, Doug, and Sadie. After that Joe and I drove on home, and we held hands the whole way. It's so nice to have him back.

15 comments:

Wendy said...

sounds like a wonderful trip. i'm glad you have joe back :)

emily said...

Hey - Your hair looks beautiful in your pictures from Portland. How do you fix it when you get out of the shower? My hair is cut a lot like yours but a little shorter. Thank you!

Morgane said...

That sounds like a wonderful trip ! It's nice to know you have your husband back :)

mallory said...

Wow Jenny, it seems like you had a great time. I didn't know you were going to see Elly.
I'm excited to hear about it the next time we meet.

Nantucket Dreams said...

i am so glad that i am not the only loser who feels at loose ends without their significant other around...glad that you have him back and the hand holding part was super cute!

Tiffany said...

Sounds like you had a great time!!

stephanie said...

oh, you made it to some great places.

hawthorne is my neighborhood...next time you can go to the waffle window with me instead of watching me on tv.

belinda said...

So happy for you that you have Joe back :)

Soon, Then said...

Oh I'm so glad you had a chance to explore Portland! It's great, isn't it? I just love it here. Wish I'd known, I would have loved to tag along with you and Abby.
Sorry your summer was so lonely. Mine was totally nuts and overwhelming. Here's to a different flavor and pace in autumn!

Letitia said...

are my emails not going through or can Dujour magazine not interview you?

:(

ambika said...

This sounds like the best of everything in Portland. It's making me want to go again--I can't believe it's been since February.

copperseal said...

you are always near the most gorgeous places, no wonder your work reflects deep inspiration. love it, jenny. :)

indigorchid said...

Sounds like a great little getaway. You've also done some visual changes to your blog - it looks very nice!

Michelle said...

lovely photos! I am moving to portland soon, I can't wait!

Cher Ami said...

jealous! i've always wanted to go but tickets are always up there. looks like you made the most of it!