I have been a little behind on my posts here because…oh…I have been on vacation! Last week I took a little jaunt back to America to visit my family. I spent a few days in Eastern Oregon and then the last part of the week in Portland.
One of the very first things that happened was my camera decided to die. Not cool. I had aspirations to shoot crazy photos of Oregon sunsets, Portland cityscapes and Pacific Northwest amazing-ness. Instead, I was stuck with my trusty iPhone. Therefore, have a plethora of ridiculous selfies, pictures of random beer, and several shaky shots I attempted to take while riding the MAX line. *Le sigh*
I spent most of my trip shopping, eating, drinking, shopping and eating. We hit up some of my favorites like Rock Bottom Brewery, Kells, Montage and the City Grill. I really was hoping to get to Salt & Straw, but didn’t quite make it. Saturday was the Oregon Brewers Festival and we spent most of the day on the waterfront soaking up sunshine and sampling microbrews.
We stayed at Hotel Modera, which I absolutely loved. They have fire pits outside and we spent a few evenings talking, relaxing and soaking in the atmosphere. It was really amazing and made me feel like I was definitely on vacation.
Sunday night, I met some of my favorite people at Kennedy School McMenamins. It was the first time I had been there and it was a blast. If you go there order a greyhound…or don’t because you will want to order five.