Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunny Portland Afternoon

What bliss- sunshine after brief morning showers. The only thing that made it better was that my dear friend Shuree came all the way from New Jersey (she’s NOT a Real Housewife nor has she ever seen one, which is a bit disappointing but oh well) for a visit. There is so much to write but I’ll keep it fun and simple today and share some of our Saturday walkabout/shop-a-thon photos. Rather than a full on blitzkrieg of Portland we focused on the NW district. Targeted shopping for maximum finds with minimum effort.

The rain had just stopped when we passed this lovely courtyard and saw Mr. Cat patiently biding his time on the front steps.

Cannibals art gallery- unusual esoteric Americana art. Fun browsing.

Great dress perfectly accessorized by a full peacock display.

So much cute jewelry (especially the butterfly ring on the left) and all under $20!

Sustenance is needed. What about a riff on salad Niçoise with tuna tartare and homemade potato chips?

Or a butter lettuce salad with bacon and grapefruit segments?

Gelato for dessert? You bet. Chocolate and cinnamon- delicious! 

Manor Fine Wares- fabulous items for the home and you including Santa Maria Novella soaps, lotions and perfumes.

Heather Moore- Unique hand crafted jewelry in reclaimed sterling and 14k gold. Spendy but would be perfect for a very special gift.


tweedlibrarian said...

What excellent Portland shops and food! I haven't been to Manor Ware yet but I'm intrigued. Those leather goods look amazing.

Glad you guys had fun!

Jeremy Bates said...

i love that courtyard! and i think i got hungry reading the blog lol

Nicole said...

What a WONDERFUL day! Thanks for sharing the pics,

It reminds me.. I need to get out and enjoy the surroundings..

It's so great when an old friend visits, isn't it?

Not a Jersey Housewife? I would be lying if I did not say I was a little disappointed. ;-)

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