June 12, 2013
AdoredVintage in Portland, Oregon

Although my trip to Portland was a daily go-go-go, I had the most wonderful of time exploring the city with my fella and discovering new things to love about the city of roses! We spent two days shopping the city non-stop, partly for myself and mostly to restock the vintage shop! (And I've got several treasures to show you!)

All around the city were flowers and so much damn green! I think I about said "It's so frickin green here!" roughly 100 times. We'd go around a bend on the road and I'd let out a big "Ahhh it's so frickin green here!!!" As if I had never seen the color green in all my life! A short trip across the border to Washington landed us at the Pendleton Outlet where I got some terrific new staple pieces for my wardrobe. A rust orange long blazer that reminds me of a riding coat, a nubby grey wool sweater, and a fitted vintage cut dark denim chambray.

I also met up with some very adorable vintage gals. Julie from Fabgabs Vintage, Janey from Atomic Redhead, and the lovely Solanah who was our Vintage Gal of the Month earlier this year. There are some really cute pics Solanah took over on her blog, Vixen Vintage if you'd like to see better photos than my small black and white of us four.

This was a jam packed trip including a celebration of my fella's grandparents 60th wedding anniversary (I pulled out my florist hat and decorated the cake and created the flower arrangements), playing golf on a real course for the first time, hiking up to the top of Multnomah Falls, and meeting wonderful new friends such as Christian from 1924.us, who has inspired me for some time via Instagram.

Oh, there were all those gorgeous flowers I kept squealing over in Edgefield and tasting the most amazing biscuits in my entire life at Bob's Red Mill.

There are several more photos I didn't post, so if you'd like to see more from my Portland trip (including peeks of vintage!) then follow @adoredvintage on Instagram or you can simply visit here: Adoredvintage on Instagram.


  1. Ah! SO glad to hear you had such a lovely time in Portland. Next time you visit, I'd love to meet up! My husband and I are actually meeting Christian for the first time tomorrow: he really is so full of inspiration. I can't wait to see all of the lovely vintage treasures you uncovered!

  2. I love the bottom right photo its so nice...this looked like such a fun trip!


  3. Wish I'd had the chance during my recent trip to the States to visit Portland I heard the vintage there is great and very reasonably priced. x


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