Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Some Favorites In Portland

I love Portland, OR so when the opportunity to work on a local cookbook project presented itself I was psyched. My best friend lives there, I'd been to visit a few times, and I knew it was going to be a really fun time. I stayed two weeks, plenty of time to explore and get to know the city even better. Below is a list of some favorite spots from the trip. Please share your own favorites! I know I'll be back soon and I'd love to check them out.

So many beautiful handmade things here that it feels impossible to choose between them. The place to go to make your home a much lovelier place or, at least, to get a very healthy dose of inspiration. Large range of items including furniture, ceramics, jewelry, pocket knives, kitchenware, and apothecary.
2710 N.Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97227

Great vendors and vintage selection, good turnover, and super friendly staff. Fell pretty hard for a piece of eco-harvested coral, but didn't end up taking it home. Sigh.
1005 SE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Fantastic, fresh doughnuts made with quality local ingredients. The buttermilk old fashioned is one of the best doughnuts I've ever tasted.
1237 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205

I finally got to visit the flagship market, Portland's Union Square equivalent, on this trip. It did not disappoint. It's huge! And there is so much variety! Tons of produce, of course, and artichokes, locally cured meats, locally grown hazelnuts and teas and wild rice. Amazing flowers. Whole tuna fishes (for very affordable prices). So cool. On Saturday mornings.
SW Park Ave & SW Montgomery St
Portland, OR 97201

If I lived in Portland I would shop here all of the time. I'd do the bulk of my grocery shopping at the farmers market and then come here to fill in the gaps. It's so well curated, with the perfect mix of everyday and gourmet items: inspiring coffees and teas, oils, condiments, spices, meats, baked goods. And, bonus, it's connected to a Powell's book shop with a killer cookbook section.
3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

I always stop by here when I'm in Portland and never leave empty handed. I always find new things that I've never seen anywhere else. They have a really nice, interesting, and varied selection of tabletop, linens, flowers, bath products, stationary, and more.
616 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Delicious, fresh pressed organic juices that kept me feeling healthy and energized all the work week long.
4409 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215

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