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portland, or may 2012 – part two

If I had to move to America and had to choose a place from the Cities that I have visited, my top picks would be San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR. My two favourite places in the US! Here is the last round up of pictures that I took during our last trip to Portland, OR last week. Hope to squeeze in another visit after our return from the Summer Olympics!

pictured above:
Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Belmont where we picked up a few cold brews!

Monticello Antiques where Rob found himself a long handled ice cream scoop and I picked up a small bowl to add to my Pyrex collection. (Not pictured is the beautiful green cabinet with the matching green enamel top!)

Knittn’ Kitten – This is a unique Portland experience that all crafters should visit at least once.

Coava – part woodworking workshop, part coffee shop

Been hearing about Pok Pok‘s chicken wings for over a year, so we * had * to go try them. Thoughts? Good, but I still prefer the ones from Wo Fung Dessert at Aberdeen Mall.

After Pok Pok, we strolled down Division Street and peeked into a thrift store… R almost stepped on a dead squirrel on the sidewalk which was followed by me screaming like a girl (loud enough for passing cars to stop and stare)… and then continuing down the block until we stumbled across a group of food carts including the pie spot. Yup… a typical Portland day!

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Catch up on part one over here or check out my Portland city guides: part one | part two | part three

city guide :: portland, or (part 3)

voodoo doughnuts, image via elephants in zoos tumblr

click here for part one + part two of the city guide :: portland, or

For the final part of our Portland, OR city guide, I am covering downtown and all the little shops and restaurants that just didn’t seem to fit in any other area. As I mentioned before, this is more of a listing rather than me gushing about why I love each place. So please do visit their websites when planning your trip to see if it is for you! Have a favourite? Leave a comment below. Remember, I’m not from Portland and this list is from my memory, so if you do see an error, please let me know and I will correct it.

Downtown:
Little Big Burger – 122 NW 10th Avenue (see picture above)

Museum of Contemporary Craft - 724 NorthWest Davis Street (representing craft artists from across the nation working in all fields)

Powells Books – 1005 W. Burnside Street (most likely the largest bookstore I have ever been to. pretty sure they have a map in case you get lost)

Anthropologie – 1125 NW Couch Street (always worth a spin especially since it is tax free!)
image via A Tea Leaf

Crafty Wonderland Pop-Up Shop – 802 SW 10th Avenue (in case you cant wait for their Spring and Holiday show, you can now get your fix anytime!)

Also check out: Mother’s Bistro & Bar, Portland Saturday Market, Portland Japanese Gardens, Saint Honoré Boulangerie, Portland Farmers Market

North East Portland + Beyond:
Fabric Depot – 700 SE 122nd Avenue (fabric, notions, yarn, machines … oh, my!)

Roseway Theater – 7229 NE Sandy Blvd (we watched Up here many years ago, lovely theater)

Annie’s Donuts – 3449 NE 72nd Avenue (people swear by these, not a big donut fan, but R gives it two thumb up)

image via craftzine.com

Knittn’ Kitten – 7530 NE Glisan (a craft thrift store – again, hit and miss as it depends on what they get in, but prices are CHEAP and it is a fab place to stock up on vintage fabrics and notions – see above)

Rerun – 707 NE Fremont Street (best selection of vintage sheets for craft displays, hit and miss as it depends what they get, but worth a stop)

image via katy elliott

Also check out: Mount St. Helens, Crater Lake, Voodoo Doughnut, Palmer Wirfs, Columbia River Gorge (see above), Uwajimaya (beaverton, or), Pittock Mansion, Mt. Tabor, Skidmore Bluffs