One thing that I know for sure about Portland is that people who live there, love living there. It's not hard to see why. I fell in love myself. Think laid back, super friendly, down to earth, easy to get around, amazing wine, and beautiful landscapes. Sold.
The second thing that I know is that if I lived there, I would weigh 500 lbs. Because the food there... well, let's just say that they kill it. I had a lot of food recommendations from scrap friends + people in the resto industry and that meant I ate very, very well on this trip. And anyone in my CKC classes can tell you that if I wasn't in the classroom you could find me at a booth in Burgerville.
I wish I could say that this amount of beautiful food was consumed over a month... but sadly it was pure gluttony for only six days. Yes six days, all that food (and ahem, more.) Darling food, I will never quit you.
Thankfully Portland is a walkable city so I strapped on my boots to burn off a bit of that food and see some sights + make some friends.
I stayed at the Ace Hotel, which I recommend. Highly. I'd only been to the Ace here in NYC but one step inside makes me want to pack up and move in, so I knew the Portland location would be just as fabulous. And it was. I loved it.
As I loved the whole trip to Portland. A return visit to Portland/Seattle is on the docket for later in the year. I just can't stay away. Those profiteroles are calling me back... KP KP KP!
I'm heading off to CKC Louisville tomorrow and looking forward to seeing my KY girls! There's already been a discussion about where we're having dinner Saturday. I think they're trying to steal my heart away from PDX...