Sunday, 6 January 2013

PORTLANDIA

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washington park portland

washington park portland

washington park portland

Washington Park - International Rose Test Garden - Gardens - Apricot Rose  

PDX, P-Town, Stumptown, City of Roses. Next stop on our US trip was Portland, Oregon. Ace Hotel in the historical Pearl District was our residence for three days. Ace was a mix of modern and eclectic style, reasonable price too considering the area. There was an old school photobooth in the lobby and Stumptown Coffee Roasters next door. Needless to say, I was in love. Pearl was abundant with refurbished boutiques, cafes and art galleries. Powell’s City of Books, America’s largest independent bookstore, became my haven. We spent most of our time there and for lunch we’d head to Saint Cupcake for a salted caramel special. I discovered salted caramel in Seattle and became addicted. Voodoo Doughnut in Old Town was also a kooky place for a sweet treat and close to Portland’s trademark White Stag sign. We ventured to Washington Park’s International Rose Test Garden on our last day. The flowers were stunning and smelt incredible. From the gardens we also had a view of Mount Hood. Even in summer the peak was covered in snow. Universal was filming NBC’s Grimm during our visit too which added to my excitement. Portland certainly had its quirks but was filled with a unique vibe. It was an entertaining city and a must-do in the Pacific Northwest. 

83 comments:

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  3. Lovely photos! I am loving these travel posts, I'll be in America for six months later this year and it's great to see and hear about all these cities - gives me ideas of here I want to go!

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  6. Gosh what a beautiful place! Love it :)

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  7. this place looks amazing *_*

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  8. Um, Grimm was filming when you guys where there? My husband would have been too excited! He is a huge Grimm fan. Well, he's a huge fan of any cheesy, monster show. I used to tease him for it, but then I started watching it and I have to admit, I'm kind-of a big fan of it now, too.

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  9. I have always wanted to visit Portland, looks so beautiful x ps. New to your blog, its lovely

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  11. These pictures are stunning!
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  13. I'm loving thses USA posts, having just come back from there myself! I've never thought of visiting Portland but it does sound like a lovely city.

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  14. beautiful photos! i just came across you're blog and it a breath of fresh air! your site name in itself is so inspiring!
    thank you for the interesting reads!

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  15. Great photographs :)


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  16. Hye I love your blog!
    so many nice pictures of places you go
    Do post up more pictures of you! I can't wait!!:))
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  17. Beautiful photographs! Particularly the flower one!

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  18. Lovely pictures.

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  19. it's realy beautiful aout there!

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  20. wow! that looks like it's europe somewhere! Beautiful!

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  21. Simply amazing photos, love them all!

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  22. What beautiful pictures, I love that apricot rose! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment. I'm looking forward to seeing more of these photo diaries (I followed you on GFC and Bloglovin to make sure I don't miss any!)

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  23. amazing place.

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  25. Ah the place looks beautiful!!!

    Great blog; You've got yourself a new follower :)

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  26. Thank you so much!!! :)
    Beautiful pictures!

    xoxo
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  27. Magical photos!!! really enjoyed this post.

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  28. Looks so quiet and comfy -would love to go there
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  32. wow these photos are soooo beautiful!!! amazing ;)

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  33. great light!beautiful sensibility!
    loving all your shots!

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  36. Love the photos, that rose is beautiful.
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  37. Wow beautiful photos!!!

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  39. wow it really looks lovely

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  40. Beautiful pictures :)
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  41. beautiful photos <3 x

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  42. beautiful pics! mi bff went in exchange to portland last year and she loved it
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  43. Wow, you really got the full Portland experience! Funny they were filming Grimm, too. I am headed to Portland this weekend to celebrate my niece's birthday. Not sure why my sister chose Portland over Seattle, since I personally think Seattle is much better (I live there, haha). Oh well, it will be nice to have a little change of scenery, and I'm really looking forward to Stumptown. They're one of my favorite coffee roasters, but I rarely go to the ones in Seattle, because we have way too many delicious local roasters for me to be giving my money to a Portland company!

    Glad you had a good time and the pictures are gorgeous!

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  44. really beautiful flower and scenery!

    now following <3

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  45. That sounds amazing! The photograph of the rose looks so beautiful!!
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  46. This place looks so beautiful. Gorgeous photos <3

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  48. I love the pictures,
    I've always wanted to visit Portland as well. :)

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  49. aww thank you so much! this pictures are so amazing...love the last one! <3 xx

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  50. Great pictures!!

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  52. omg how exciting!! I love the shoe Grimm haha =)

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  53. This place is amazing! Love
    the first picture! I've started
    to follow this Grimm serie,
    kind of interesting c:

    xx

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  54. Really, what a beautiful place and pictures <3
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  55. Beautiful place !
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  58. Your photos are phenomenal. Lovely post! Sounds like you had a great trip!

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  62. Beautiful photos
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  63. The photos are seriously amazing! I am not that much of an outdoor person but with this kind of scenery and beautiful flowers, I really wouldn't mind going out of the closet just to be with nature just this once! <3

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  68. looks so pretty

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