23 Sep Weekend in Portland

Portland Oregon is more than just a city with no sales tax and I definitely ask you don’t focus all your energy on retail therapy in the outlet and lining up for Vodoo Donuts. There’s so much more about Portland that’s worth spending your weekend. Spend a morning checking out Ace Hotel, grab a Stumptown cold crew coffee and do hipsters watching! Browsing boutique shops in the Union Way alley (Steven Alan and Will leather goods!) and Pearl District (Oblation Papers & Press). Of course how can you forget food scene in Portland, there are always some food trucks around the block. Yup, they occupy a whole block in downtown. We had tried the Nong’s Khao Man Gai’s chicken rice, but sorry I’m not sure where did the hype come from. You can find 10x better Hainanese chicken here in Vancouver. For Kombucha’s lovers, you won’t believe there’s fresh brew Kombucha on tap and it tastes amazing to0.20140921 -portland0420140921 -portland03Delicious brunch in Clyde Common – french toast with nutella & banana 20140921 -portland0720140921 -portland1020140921 -portland09lovely selection of letterpress cards from Oblation.20140921 -portland0620140921 -portland1420140921 -portland15Huge Himalaya salt blocks from the Meadow that you can use as serving boards. Sample variety of salts like truffle salts, saffron salts and much more!20140921 -portland11Must try the Honey Lavender ice cream from Salt & Straw, it’s as good as the ones we had in Provence!20140921 -portland12Wanna try some other extraordinary flavours? Highly recommend Fifty Licks. I had the coconut lemon saffron sorbet and loved how well the flavours brought together!20140921 -portland08After reading so many issues of Kinfolk magazines, we finally got to check out their headquarter office & shop where you can find all their issues here.20140921 -portland01 20140921 -portland02

Wisteria Guide To Portland

Hang out place: Ace Hotel lobby

Coffee: Stumptown, Barista, Heart, Coava

Shopping: Union Way, Frances MaySaks Off 5th, Tanner Leather Goods

Fine papers & stationery: Oblation Papers & Press

Books: Powell Books, Kinfolk headquarter

Home Decor & Artisan: Canoe, Appetite, Alder & Co, The Meadow, Schoolhouse Electric

Ice-cream : Salt & Straw, Fifty Licks

Food: Clyde Common, Tasty & Alder or Tasty & Sons

Donuts: Blue Star

Craft beer: Bailey’s Tap Room

Neighbourhoods: Pearl District, NE Alberta St, Nob Hill


  • Vanessa
    Posted at 11:29h, 24 September Reply

    In my mind Portland is the place for shopping and the waterfalls, thanks for your useful information to use for the winter trip, want to try Blue Star’s bacon donut!

    • vivi
      Posted at 22:54h, 25 September Reply

      You are welcome! Hope to give you some more ideas to explore the city

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