The last time I was in Edmonton I was 11 and my Aunt flew my cousin and I to the West Edmonton Mall where we stayed in a theme room, rode the submarines, watched a dolphin show, and visited the water park! We left a day late to catch up on work and arrived Thursday evening for Make it and to visit family.
Between the show and family, we didn’t have too much free time in the city. We made a few trips to Transcend for flat whites, checked out the West Edmonton Mall for old times sake, picked up a plant stand at Old Strathcona Mall, and had my first po’ boy at Dadeo.
Thanks Edmonton! Hopefully we won’t wait another 21 years to visit again!
I discovered Portland, OR through the power of blogs and it was love at first sight. At one point, Robert and I were heading down there on a bi-monthly basis, so it is no surprise that people seem to look to us for places to go. Since we received such positive feedback from the Vancouver, BC City Guides (part one, two, three), we thought we would do a round up of our favourite Portland places. 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! I will be breaking the post into three sections, so let’s start off with the Mississippi + Alberta areas.
Mississippi: Pistils Nursery – 3811 N. Mississippi Avenue (everything you need for your garden including landscape services and chickens!) see picture above
Porch Light – 3972 N. Mississippi Avenue (well curated selection of rustic furniture and architectural salvage <- great place for display materials!)
Flavour Spot – 2310 N. Lombard Street (this has to be one of my favourite food carts.. waffle sandwiches. That’s right. Waffle Sandwiches!)
Land – 3925 N. Mississippi Avenue (gallery upstairs, retail space downstairs – you may also recognize it from here)
La Bonita – 2839 NE Alberta Street (mexican deliciousness – see picture above)
Bolt – 2136 NE Alberta Street (sweet sewing shop packed full of fabrics, books and haberdashery)
Modern Domestic – 1408 NE Alberta Street (sewing lounge, sewing classes and a selection of handmade goods available for sale – see picture above)
McMenamins Kennedy School – 5736 NE 33rd Avenue (they own quite a few properties in Portland, so check out their website for details – the school is absolutely amazing – part hotel | part restaurant | part movie theater)
Like any busy city, there may be a shop or cafe that is missing from the list or maybe you have a favourite place that you want to share! Please feel free to leave a comment below with your suggestions! Remember that I am not from Portland, OR, so if you spot any errors, please let me know and I will correct it.
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