Portland, Oregon is a very unique place. It has beautiful architecture and the buildings are very old. Everything you'll see here is in downtown pearl district! I loved spending the day down in this area. There's so much to see and do, yet it was a few short hours before boarding the plane to head back to California! Hope you enjoy this little guide for a place to eat, buildings to admire, and
Wanting something sweet? Salt & Straw is just the place to satisfy your craving. It's a darling little ice cream shop with unique flavors like sea salt with caramel ribbons, lavender honey, or happy birthday Elvis. It's based from LA, but of course I happened to only try it out of state, haha. Loved trying this place out, it's a must try here in Portland, and there are many locations which is perfect depending on where your visiting! Beware, the lines are crazy long and tend to be a thirty minute wait, so patience is needed, but the flavors and sweet taste it worth every bite!
BREAD & INK
It's hard to find good quality food in new places, so here are a few I loved and still day dream about! The first one up is Bread & Ink, also known as the Waffle Window. It's an adorable little breakfast cafe that serves about everything. I ordered the chicken and waffles which were simply heaven. I can still taste the crunchy, and saltiness in my mouth. Yes, it was that good. Would love to go back, just for this dish alone.
If you enjoy pizza, then you must try this place! It's a great hangout spot to sit and gain some energy for the rest of the day when spending the day exploring around the city. The prices are reasonable, and the size portion is plenty! I wish we had a pizza joint like this in California. Be aware though because this place get's packed at noon, and the sitting is spare therefore making it more of a pick up and go, instead of a sit down restaurant. Loved this pizza, and would recommend it to everyone!
FIRE HOUSE GRILL
This was a fun, and hip place! Their food is elegant, and unique. Perfect for a Saturday night out on the town. It's location is a bit rural, but the food is worth it. Anything on their menu is delicious, and even though there isn't a lot to chose from, you can't go wrong with anything. The portion sizes are perfect, and the flavors are perfectly seasoned. Some favorite dishes were the meatballs, pizza, cauliflower, and humus platter.
THE COFFEE COTTAGE:
Loved. This. Place. Too. Much. The coffee is so delicious, and better yet, the outside patio is adorable, and perfect for photoshoots (blogger mind), or peaceful environment with friends to chat and catch up. This coffee house, is literally an old house, turned into a cafe. So it has a very homey feel, and full of charm. Such a fun place, and a must visit if your near downtown Newburg, Oregon.
If your a cat lover, this place is right up your alley! This cute coffee cafe is decorated with kitty everything, it's pretty insane. Ranging from cat wallpaper, to kitty frames, to paw print mugs. I know, you've cat to be kitten me right meow! Get it? lol. This shop is right in the heart of downtown Newburg, so the location is perfect!
PLACES TO SHOP:
Pulp & Circumstance is an adorable little shop filled with paper items, local art, and jewelry finds. I loved stepping into this place, and everything reminded me on Anthropologie or Home Goods. This is located right next to Coffee Cat, so it's a perfect place to whip through with your cup of coffee, if your looking how to spend the rest of your afternoon.