Mellow Sunday In Portland

I’m writing this post from an airplane on my way back from our little trip to Portland. Although a bit tired, I’m filled with so many great memories. R & I always have a blast discovering a new city and this time was no exception.IMG_3890

We arrived on a Saturday afternoon to beautiful weather and clear skies. We were staying at the lovely Marc Spencer hotel, conveniently located walking distance from the best restaurants and bars. Luckily, right under the hotel were some of the best spots in town!

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Looking through our window, right from the bed, we could see the city. Some people like sleeping under the stars, but personally I like to overlook urban scenery. After a quick bite we rushed back to the hotel to recharge for the next day.

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Being fans of Stumptown coffee for a while now, we were finally able to enjoy it at it’s origin. Seattle may be more famous for their coffees, but Portland is an underrated Java heaven!

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Whenever we asked someone what we should do in Portland, the answer was always the same… Food & booze. Being foodies, we were excited to taste what Portland has to offer. Coffee in hand we walked around town exploring the city before stopping for a delicious meal at Smokehouse 21.

IMG_3751 We sat outside, underneath a giant tree, enjoying our mellow Sunday. We purposely under ordered for once, leaving enough room for a delicious treat. You guys know how much I love Salt & Straw ice cream, aka the best ice cream in the world (read more here)! Just like Stumptown, it’s a Portland native! The flavors were even more delicious than we could remember, which is why we forgot to snap a pic. However, I did shar our experience on Instagram stories @Loveofmode_IMG_3753

Bellies full and eyes tired, we retreated to our comfy bed for a much needed Sunday nap. Before we knew it, it was dinner time. We had reservations at the best sushi restaurant in town, which fortunately lived up to it’s hype… But that’s a completely different post for a completely different day… Stay tuned!

XoXo,

Tamara

 

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89 Comments

    • August 31, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks you!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Thank you Iga! I’m just the luckiest gal to have a husband who’s a quick ass photographer!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Thank you Gema!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  1. August 31, 2016 / 2:57 am

    You must have had a great time. These pictures are so lovely.
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    • August 31, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      We did indeed, thank you for stopping by Sophie!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 9:39 pm

      Oh I didn’t know they have it in NYC too! My hubby goes for work to NY all the time he’s gonna go crazy when I tell him about this! Thank you for the tip Audrey!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      You definitely should! There are so many great spots!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  2. August 31, 2016 / 6:25 am

    These pictures are so beautiful and made my mouth water lol. Next time I am in Portland I know where to grab that coffee and sushi!
    Loving your casual jeans look >3

    xx Tamara Chloé

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    • August 31, 2016 / 9:41 pm

      Thank you Tamara! Portland actually have great restaurants, more are coming to the blog soon!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 9:42 pm

      It’s such a fun little city, I definitely recommend a trip!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 9:42 pm

      Thanks Elise!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. August 31, 2016 / 7:40 am

    I’ve heard SO many amazing things about Portland’s food scene, each time I read another blog post, it makes me want to go even more! I’m glad you had a great time, beauty, and I love your outfit, that shirt is too cute! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    • August 31, 2016 / 9:43 pm

      I definitely recommend a trip to Portland. The food scene is amazing there!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  4. August 31, 2016 / 7:46 am

    Ahh I love Portland! I left in a daze of coffee and donuts. I hope you’re having a great time there, and also love your casual and chic outfit!

    Characters & Carry-ons

    • August 31, 2016 / 9:44 pm

      Thank you Joyce… Don’t they have the best donuts in Portland?!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  5. August 31, 2016 / 7:54 am

    You look gorgeous, lovely!! Portland looks like a fabulous place, I’d love to visit one day. The food looks and sounds amazing! Xx

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    • August 31, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      Portland is such a gem, you should definitely add it to your travel list! Thank you for stopping by Emma!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      Thanks Cinddie, I’m so glad you liked them!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  6. August 31, 2016 / 8:37 am

    I love and hate your posts on food, love because I crave it too and hate because I’m nowhere in near of being in Portland and being able to eat it haha! Lovely to hear though that you had a lovely and delicious time! Hope you’re having a lovely week gorgeous! Xx

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    • August 31, 2016 / 9:48 pm

      Hahaha oops more of these posts are coming to the blog though hahaha!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  7. August 31, 2016 / 9:30 am

    Your outfit was perfect for Portland – casual and adorable! So glad you had nice weather. I’m in Seattle right now, and it is considerably cooler (and more rainy!)
    Yes, food and drink are the things to do in Portland (I’ve visited recently) – and some nice hiking. Thanks for sharing! XO, Janea

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    • August 31, 2016 / 9:52 pm

      Luckily we had some pretty amazing weather, not too hot nor too cold! Seattle is definitely a city I’d love to visit next!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 9:53 pm

      It was indeed a fab trip! Thanks for stopping by Carrie!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 9:53 pm

      Thanks Gemma!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 9:54 pm

      It was fun!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 9:54 pm

      Thanks Katherine!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  8. August 31, 2016 / 11:25 am

    Those deviled eggs look soooo good. Whenever I’m in Portland I just eat and drink coffee too haha. It’s totally the best. Seattle has a nice foodie scene too. I can totally relate to sleeping and seeing the city lights. I much prefer it! There’s just something about it. 🙂

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • August 31, 2016 / 10:02 pm

      Seattle is definitely on my travel list!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks Dora!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 10:06 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Lora!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  9. Hannah Will
    August 31, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    Yum looks so good! I love your outfit and nails as well 🙂

    The Daily Delicacy

    • August 31, 2016 / 10:07 pm

      Thanks Hannah!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 10:08 pm

      It is indeed!Thank you for stopping by Rach!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  10. August 31, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    This is such an amazing post! Have a nice day:)

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    • August 31, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      Thanks Irene, you too!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 10:10 pm

      It also look good with a pair of white denim too!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • August 31, 2016 / 10:11 pm

      Thanks gorgeous!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  11. August 31, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    Lovely blog with lovely photos! And I love your top! So chic! xo – Katie – hauteallure.com

    • August 31, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you Katie, I’m glad you liked them!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  12. August 31, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    Loving your photos!!!! And that outfit is the cutest!! I must have that blouse!


    Amber
    All the Cute

  13. August 31, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    I’m going to Portland in two weeks! Thanks for the coffee recommendation! I also love your top!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

  14. August 31, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    Your photos are flawless! I personally haven’t been to Portland but it sounds like an amazing place. By the way, your top is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

    Vanessa, xo!

    http://thefashionstatement.net

  15. August 31, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    I love Stumptown Coffee! But I definitely love this denim on denim outfit so much more. Those details on your top are to die for <3

    xo,
    Eda
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  16. August 31, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    Ohh this is so beautiful and you are so beautiful. You also look amazing with this piece.

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    xoxo, Katrina | Instagram: katrinaisha

  17. September 1, 2016 / 5:53 am

    So happy you enjoyed Portland, it looks so perfect 🙂

    Looking totally babin in these gorgeous photos, what a such a stylish stunner! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  18. Lola
    September 1, 2016 / 5:55 am

    You look perfect!

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  19. Girl & Closet
    September 1, 2016 / 7:47 am

    Love Portland!! And this is such a gorgeous outfit, love that you paired a more girly blouse with your shorts & sneakers! Perfect for a weekend of adventuring & coffee sips. Wishing you a lovely end of the week and happy almost anniversary!! xo

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  20. September 1, 2016 / 8:12 am

    Adorable outfit! I’m in the Pacific Northwest and the weather has been wonderful lately! Glad you enjoyed your trip so much!

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  21. September 1, 2016 / 8:20 am

    Glad you had a good trip, lady- and how cute are you in this ruffled blouse? Love!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  22. September 1, 2016 / 8:48 am

    Portland is an awesome city, I just visited for the first time this summer! Love your outfit here – perfect for a day of sightseeing!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

  23. September 1, 2016 / 9:43 am

    This is such a wonderful post! Have a nice day:)

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  24. Heidi
    September 1, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    We were just in Portland last month! Such a great city! I love your captures and your adorable ruffled top.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  25. September 1, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    My hubby and I were just talking about doing a trip next spring to Portland! You definitely make me want to go. Looks like a relaxing time and I love your summer outfit
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

  26. Chelsea
    September 1, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Love finding fellow foodie blogs! We just made our first trip to Portland, Maine and this makes me want to visit Portland, Oregon!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

  27. Jessica
    September 1, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    I’ve been wanting to go to portland! Great photos and outfit for exploring!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

  28. anika
    September 1, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Love Stumptown coffee! Your trip looked so fun 🙂

    xx theclosetchronicle.com

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