Portland Day 2

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We started our day off right at The Original “dinerant.” Jay had steak & eggs and I hand polenta cakes. Super yummy!

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Next we went on to a cool neighborhood that had hipster shops and many breweries. I got my haircut (which I had been dying to do!). We also went to the Japanese Gardens uptown. We took so many pictures with our little Polaroid and only a few on our phones. The weather is glorious here today by the way.

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For lunch we stopped at Clyde Common for delicious pork rillettes, a bacon sandwhich and a fish sandwhich.

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We ended our night at A Taste of Portland at the Crystal Ballroom and sampled many small plates, beers and liquor. We got some swag bags for buying VIP tickets too! 🙂
We are in love with Portland and the gorgeous weather we had today.

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To say this past week has been amazing would be an understatement. We had lots of family and friends in town in the days leading up to our wedding. Jay and I are so lucky to have had them around to distract us from the stresses of the weekend. Everything came together beautifully!

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Monday morning we got up at 4am Cbus time to travel to Portland for our honeymoon. We had a layover in LA (which is the worst airport ever) and finally landed in Portland at 2pm local time.

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We are staying in a lovely houseboat on the Columbia River that used to be a tugboat! We took an hour nap in the sunshine on our bed overlooking the river. It was heaven!

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For dinner tonight we headed for downtown Portland and stopped into Departure. It is located in a beautiful area filled with shops and busy streets. We entered through a building called The Nines and rode up to the 15th floor.

20140428-232443.jpgThe view from our table was gorgeous!

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We had an amazing dinner of small plates:

Kampari Sashimi

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Crab Fried Rice

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Shrimp Shumai

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BBQ Beef Steam Bun

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Grilled Octopus

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Definitely the highlight of the night was talking with the table next to us – they were two couples from Fort Worth, Texas. We got to taking about how much we were enjoying the food and drinks and they wished us well on our honeymoon. At the end of the meal we found out they picked up our bill when they left. What an act of kindness – we are looking for the right moment to pay it forward. I’m still surprised and speechless and probably would have skipped dessert and coffee had I known someone else would pick up our check!

We also stopped by Voodoo donuts!

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