3.14.2011

portlandia.

this thursday h and i are leaving for a mini-vaca to portland, oregon! i have never visited the city but i am super excited to check out the gardens, food carts, micro-breweries and markets. i was lucky enough to get a few tips from holly (little miss holls) who i am meeting up with for drinks and becky (shopping is my cardio). with their suggestions and a little google research we have a pretty packed 3-day itinerary.
 
have you been to the city of roses? do you have any travel tips? must-sees?
jcd

next up on the blog crawl:: tomorrow be sure to hop over to travels in heels, to read about sara's upcoming vacation to santa barbara!

66 comments:

  1. never been but dying to get out there - and LOVE those outfits lady!!

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  2. Oh, that sounds like such a fun trip! I've never been to Portland, but I lived in SF for several years! I love me some West Coast :)

    xx
    A Journey to Style

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  3. Sounds like a fun trip! I can't wait to hear about it next week. I am so excited about this blog crawl!

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  4. I've never been to Portland, but it sounds like a place that I would love! I hope you have a wonderful time, and I can't wait to hear how it was!

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  5. both of those outfits are adorable! goodness I need to go shopping so badly!

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  6. Oh have fun!! Remember to pack an umbrella just in case it rains! =)

    Melanie's Randomness

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  7. I think you've captured the scenes of Portland very well with the photos that you've included! :) Cute outfits, boots are definitely a must!

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  8. I love Portland! You'll have so much fun. Make sure to make a pit stop at the Pearl District for good restaurants and 23rd street for unique P-Town boutiques.

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  9. I love Portland! My best friend lives there and I always enjoy visiting her! :) You will have so much fun! *Ashley {a little dash of ash}

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  10. I used to go there when I was a little girl so unfortunately none of my advice will be relevant. I'm looking forward to hearing about your trip!

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  11. have so much fun! I've never been but can't wait to see pictures!!

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  12. I visited Seattle last year and it was so fun! I'm sure Portland will be the same, have a great mini vacation!

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  13. Have a wonderful time out there! I've never been but want to visit desperately! Safe travels!

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  14. I have been twice and I love it! I just did a post a few weeks ago with some of my favorite spots (including Powell's, a cupcake place, and a few restaurants):
    http://sophisticatedpie.blogspot.com/2011/03/to-portland-or-bust-oven-roasted.html

    Have a great trip!

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  15. My husband and I are planning a 3 day trip for our anniversary this year. Your post has me thinking that maybe Portland will be our destination! I hope to hear how you liked it!

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  16. As a Portland resident I saw "welcome!" You're going to love it! You have some great travel plans!

    May I recommend a few places to eat? My favorites are: Clyde Common, Delta Cafe, Portland Soup Company (that's actually a food cart by PSU), and Mothers.

    Can't wait to hear how your trip was!

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  17. Portland, where young people go to retire- portlandia.

    cracks me up.

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  18. have a great time!!! i heard it's a beautiful city!!!

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  19. I've been to Portland once...for about half a day. I went on a biking trip down the Oregon Coast and we started in Portland. My one word of advice on things to do...if you like to read - you MUST got to Powell's Bookstore. It is a reader's heaven!!!

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  20. never been either- but I was thinking of taking my monkeys there over the summer- Sounds like such a cool place and so many fantastic friends I've met through blogging are based there-
    Chicago rocks too-

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  21. Where is that gold sand dollar charm from?! I love it, I have one kind of like it, but I really like that one! I love the outfit on the right!!

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  22. Have a fabulously fun weekend!! Can't wait to hear all the details and see the pics :)

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  23. I've heard Portland is a fun city! Love your outfit choices :) yay for a getaway!

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  24. Portland? You lucky duck! You're going to have so much fun! Next time you go, TAKE ME WITH!! ;-)

    Happy Monday Darling! xo

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  25. I currently live in Portland! Powells is a must, Alberta St. is super inspiring, SE Hawthorne has AWESOME vintage stores. I hope you have an awesome time! I'll cross my fingers for some sunshine...

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  26. Cool! I can see your really ready for your trip!! Hope you have so fun :)


    Fashion Rehab

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  27. Portland is pretty amazing, I might be a little biased since I live there, but it's true:-) Hawthorne is fun to explore, 23rd St. for shopping too. Definitely check out some coffee places if you're into that sort of thing. Stumptown/Barista/etc. Amazing! Have fun:-) xoxo

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  28. what a great place my dear..i'v just discovered your blog and i'm in love with this photo:)
    Come and follow me?i'd be very happy if you do so..

    patchworkporter.blogspot.com

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  29. Sounds like a lovely trip and I bet you will have tons of fun, sweetie. I love both of those outfits. Perfect for a fun trip! Happy Monday
    Muah

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  30. You have a lovely blog :) I love the outfits you put together!

    The Flower Girl

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

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  31. Hope you have a fabulous trip! I have been hearing so many wonderful things about Portland recently! xo Samantha

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  32. Ooo how fun! I used to go there for work a lot and it was always a ton of fun! I love your two outfits too! I would totally raid your closet if we were neighbors! :)

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  33. I have always wanted to go to Portland, I bet it is beautiful. Have a great time!

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  34. I have never been to Portland, but a college girlfriend was from Portland. She loved it there, and said I absolutely MUST visit. Can't wait to hear what you think :)

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  35. this sounds like a lovely trip, jillian! have fun! let me know how it is. I've never been to Portland but would love to visit.

    xo
    i wander, i wonder

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  36. i LOVE portland- such a fun city! love the outfits you have picked out!!

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  37. Sounds like fun. I've never been! These are lovely picks!

    xoxo,
    melrod

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  38. Sounds like an amazing trip. I have never been to Portland either. You'll have to tell me how you like it!

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl
    Fanciful Brainstorm - Tumblr

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  39. Looks like a great trip planned for Portland!
    Stopping by from Mingle Monday :)

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  40. Sounds like you will have a fun trip! I have family in Portland--but I've never been! I love the trench coat and rain boats!
    -tiffanie

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  41. Never been there, but your moodboards look like it is going to be a very fun trip for you! Very nice to meet up with your (blogger) friends:) Hope you have a great couple of days.

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  42. Enjoy!!!! hit up Voodoo donut shop and def the food carts/trucks that you are looking forward to! <3

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  43. Voodoo donuts = yes. Also Powell's. You will love it!

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  44. Sounds like a divine trip, and what an adorable little bag you've packed! Can't wait to hear all about your mini-vacation!

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  45. awww have soo much fun doll!! love your outfits you've picked out!! :)

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  46. I am so very jealous!!! I want to go to Portland so bad. Have a wonderful trip and share lots of pictures when you return :)

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  47. I love your Portland collage! I am from there. It does rain a lot so you'll want to bring a raincoat. Check out Built to Grill food cart, the BEST!!

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  48. Ooo! That sounds like a fun trip! Have a blast! Keep us posted with pics!

    XO, Katie
    Running On Happiness

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  49. What a fun trip! I love your outfits!!

    Lauren @ tickled.

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  50. oh my goodness - i adore your outfit choices! have so much fun in portland - i've been dying to go to the northwest!

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  51. I love these outfits!!! I would love to visit Portland! I'm loving these collages too! I'd love to learn how to make them!

    Loving your blog Jillian! It's definitely a fave! Just started following you on Twitter too! :)

    http://missblondiexoxo.blogspot.com

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  52. i'm from l.a. and i now i live in portland! it's a great city. portland city grill will give you the best view of the city, it's on the 30th floor. night view is great if it's not raining. nw 23rd, hawthorne street, alberta district are good neighborhoods to visit. have fun lady!

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  53. I've never been to Portland, but if it's anything like Seattle you'll fit right in with the plaid and the wellies. Have fun - eat lots of great, fresh food! (My favorite part of the Northwest)

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  54. oooh how fun! I am sure that the weather is nice too from what you are packing you are sure to look super cute. Have fun! oh and expect your winnings soon too I am the worst Giveaway winner gift sender EVER hahah
    SORRY!!!!

    Shana
    ColorBlind
    Monday THRIFTERS WANTED LINK UP HERE

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  55. I've never been to Portland but this sounds like an amazing trip and I love the outfits you have picked. Have fun!

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  56. Don't forget to post tons of pics when you get back!

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  57. sigh. you are going to have SUCH a great time...and I'm sure you'll look just as cute {if not cuter!!!} than those outfits! xoxo {av}

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  58. i've actually never been! so I can't wait to hear your stories and see photos - share all your good finds!

    xoxo
    christine

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  59. eegaads! you'll love Portland, such a wonderful city and amazing restaurants to choose from. have the bestest time lades!!!!

    great, versatile looks you've chosen for this jaunt too, enjoy. ♥

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  60. i'm so jealous you're going to portland, i LOVE that city. you must eat at Pok Pok on 36th-ish and division. best food in portland if you ask me!

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  61. Have fun! I love Portland. Great outfits!

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  62. Oh that would be awesome! Plus I really adore the outfits that you put together.

    P.S. The giveaway package I sent you got sent back to me :(

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  63. I just found your adorable blog!

    I live near Portland and would definitely recommend bringing waterproof shoes and a jacket! Sounds like a blast! :)

    http://littlelivingthings.blogspot.com/

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  64. I'm so jealous! I've been dying to go to Portland for ages. Have a great trip!

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  65. west elm has a good city guide
    http://www.westelm.com/we-love/be-inspired/cg-portland-full.html

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  66. I have never been, but only heard good things about Portland. Enjoy and bring back many pictures!

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