Monday, November 7, 2011

Portland, OR

Over Halloween weekend we took a trip down to Portland Oregon. We stayed at the Hilton Executive Tower right in the middle of downtown so we were close to everything! Friday night we went to The Portland City Grill for dinner. It was on the 30th floor of one of the towers and had some of the most amazing food! Even though it was slightly cloudy, the view was gorgeous! It felt like we were in the clouds! After our dinner we were both so tired from the drive and all the food, so we went back to the hotel for an early night.
Saturday morning we woke up and we went shopping and sight seeing downtown. Since there is no sales tax in Portland we had a little fun and went to Sephora for me and Macy's for Michael. One of the places we both wanted to go to (Nike Town) was closed for a remodel. So, we'll need to go back to check it out another time. After shopping I surprised Michael with an afternoon at Spa Sasse where we both had a relaxing Hydrobath followed by a couples massage! We both left refreshed, but a bit tired.
Later that night we met up with my cousin Krista and her fiance Thomas and we even dressed up for Halloween! Michael was a referee and I was his cheerleader! We went to a place called Grand Central where there was bowling, a huge bar, and even an area where you could get your makeup an hair done to complement your choice in Halloween outfit! We didn't partake, but it was fun to watch others come out looking scary!
After we saw my cousin, we went to go see my dad who was in town with some of his friends for a concert. We went to a few different pubs downtown and got to enjoy hearing about their night in Portland.
After our late night, Sunday morning we went to a place called Vodoo Doughnuts where they sell interesting and unique doughnuts. They had everything from doughnuts with fruitloops on the top and even banana fritters with chocolate and peanut butter drizzle on top! Michael of course got his maple bacon bar and I got my favorite; old fashioned!
When we got home we were so happy to see Paco who had stayed at Michael's parents for the weekend. He had so much fun, but was just as tired as we were! We of course took pictures to share...

Friday night at The Portland City Grill

Walking home we had a little fun in the rain and took in the sights

Shopping on Saturday morning we stopped to take photos with the cute animal statues that are all over downtown.

After shopping I surprised Michael with a day at Spa Sasse! It was so relaxing getting a massage after a long week.

Later Saturday night we met up with Krista and Thomas. They dressed as a nurse and a doctor for Halloween....

While we dressed up as a referee and cheerleader..

Sarah and Krista

Later in the night we met up with my dad!

Sunday morning Vodoo Doughnuts was like nothing we had ever seen with sideways chandaleers and sparkly brick outside.

As we were leaving a sign caught our eye that pretty much sums up what we had experienced..

Coming home we were so happy to see Paco, but he was so tired from his weekend with Michael's parents that all he wanted to do was sleep.

And Michael's mom even left us an XOXO cleverly in the candy corn!

We can't wait to go back and visit Portland! :)