Last weekend I had my first visitor in Portland! Hannah Sprague flew up for the Memorial Day weekend and we had three days full of Northwest fun. Drew's friend Ross was also here from Texas for the weekend. We packed as much as we could into out time together - and it was an absolute blast!
Friday: got back to Portland from Idaho at 4pm and picked Hannah up from the airport at 8pm, ate dinner at Henry's Tavern, visited Powell's Bookstore, and walked around downtown Portland
Saturday: ate breakfast at Cricket's Cafe, rented bikes and rode by the waterfront, walked around the Portland Saturday Market and Farmer's Market, visited the Rose Garden (saw all 4 roses that were in bloom), enjoyed the view of the city from Pittock Mansion, basked in the sun, and then (my favorite part of the whole weekend) had a progressive dinner around Portland with Drew and Ross... soup at Tom Yum Thai, cajun tater tots at Bagdad Theater, sushi and noodles at The Sauce Box, drinks at The Tug Boat, and dessert at Papa Hyden's
Sunday: early church service at Imago Dei, coffee at Stumpton (the best coffee in town), then drove north to Seattle with Drew and Ross where we ate fish and chips at Iver's on the waterfront, walked around Pike's Place Market, ate fresh cherries, got coffee at the 1st Starbucks, walked to the original REI store, ate pizza at Zeek's, took a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island and back and sunset, got back to Portland at 1am
Monday: drove out to Multnomah Falls and hiked in the gorge, ate delicious fried chicken and biscuit sandwiches and fried green tomatoes from Pine State Biscuits, drove west to Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast, ate scrumptious crab bisque and crab cakes at The Wayfarer, drove back to Portland and stopped by the Moore's house to hang out for a while
It was so much fun having a friend in town to do everything Portland with me! A lot of these adventures I had never experienced before, but I am quickly becoming a Northwest tour guide. Come on up for a visit and I will show you the same good time!