as photographed by some true Portlanders. (Bookmark this entry for if you ever end up visiting pdx- these spots do not dissapoint, I promise!)
Powell's City of Books, 1005 West Burnside. By far the most impressive bookstore I have set foot inside. I can get lost there for hours. Photograph by unruly things.
Clyde Common, 1014 Southwest Stark Street. Truly amazing food, gorgeous staff, beautiful natural lighting, and the best hot toddy in town. Photograph by dejvicka.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters, located all over Portland. Seriously, there is no better coffee and this is right where it all started. You can smell the coffee roasting in the air of Portland, and the staff knows how to make my day start off right. Photograph by field trip studio.
Flutter, 3948 North Mississippi Avenue. This shop is like a huge treasure chest, filled to the brim with gorgeous antiquities, handmade dresses and jewelry, old-fashioned confections, and color galore. You cannot leave here with some sort of amazing find. Photograph by anja louise verdugo.
Broder Cafe, 2508 Southeast Clinton Street. Sure, you probably know by now that I am a deep lover of anything Scandinavian, but this cafe is just absolute perfection. Not only are their displays the sweetest (little cozies on individual cast iron skillets? Yes, please), but their Northern European food is as delicious as can be. Photograph by abbytrysagain.
Ace Hotel, 1022 Southwest Stark Street. I'm sure you have all heard of it, but it's quite true that the Ace Hotel just downright oozes "cool." From its masculine vintage design to its old-fashioned black & white photobooth, it's the place to either lodge at or just come and hang out inside at anytime of day. Photograph by Nubby Twiglet.
little t american baker, 2600 Southeast Division. Look at that picture above. Now imagine the taste of chewy fresh-baked pretzel bread. Need I say more? Photograph by land camera land camera.
Sahagun, 10 Northwest 16th Avenue. Being a baker and intense lover of sweets, I have had plenty of chocolate in my day, so it should be taken to heart when I say that the extremely adorable Elizabeth of Sahagun makes the best chocolates I have ever tasted. Ever. Try her salted caramel truffles if you would like to experience heaven. Photograph by katez0r.
ink + peat, 3808 North Williams Avenue, Suite 126. Beautiful lighting and set-up, local creations, and flower displays that make you think of little European flower shoppes. Also one of my favorite spots to use my trusty old film camera. Photograph by me.
Saint Cupcake, 407 Northwest 17th Avenue and 3300 Southeast Belmont. I can be a bit of a cupcake snob, but these bakers know their stuff. Classic cupcakes with some of the best cream cheese frosting I have tasted. And of course, pink decor. Photograph by girlhula.