The doggies are staying with the grandparents for a few weeks so J and I took advantage of it and took off for a last minute vacation to Portland, Oregon.
We stayed at Hotel Modera in downtown. I like to stay at boutique hotels for our leisure travel because I spend so much time in the Hilton's, Westin's and W's of the world when I travel for work. Most boutique hotels are quite lovely but for the price you pay, it better be! Hotel Modera was actually a fantastic deal for the quality. The decor was beautiful, the outside courtyard with the fire pits were amazing and the people were quite friendly. We recommend to stay there if you go to Portland!
And of course, this girl did not leave empty handed. (neither did the boy.)
After shopping it was time to explore the city.
We are picture taking fools!
Bricks with funny phrases.
Roses on their sewer covers.
Drinking fountains all over the city.
Uh oh. Look who has the map.
(I have the awesome ability of being able to read maps backwards and always taking us the wrong way.)
Where to next?
Stay tuned for part 2!
All pictures by me or J.