Tuesday, September 21, 2010

10 Things I Learned On My Whirlwind Visit to Portland This Weekend

[Avocado Daiquiri - How I've Missed You!]

  1. When you know you’re going to Portland for exactly 39 hours to surprise a friend for her birthday it’s pretty much not worth it to tell most anyone else in town that you’re there. I mean, what’s the point? You won’t get the chance to see them anyway.
  2. It’s a crime to spend only 39 hours in Portland.
  3. I’m too old for the red eye.
  4. Your life automatically gets better the moment you step into Powell’s Books.
  5. Sarah Blasko’s cover of “Flame Trees” is perhaps the best song I’ve heard this year, and totally appropriate for this visit.
  6. The boys here are prettier. True story.
  7. The air in Portland at 7 am is unlike anywhere else, anywhere.
  8. I forgot that an Avocado Daiquiri (pictured above) might be my favorite drink of all time. And yeah, I am aware of how ridiculous this sounds, but unless you’ve had one from Mint you just don’t get it.
  9. It gets harder and harder for me to rationalize why I’m not living there anymore, each time I go to visit.
  10. Team Lulu in 2011. It’s time, bitches.


  1. Yay! It makes me happy to know you were close by even if we didn't get to see each other. I fully support a PDX move b/c then you are just a train ride away! Hang in there!

  2. Sorry we missed each other, next time maybe. But for now, I am so on board with both 8 and 9. I love the IVO at Mint too, but the Avocado Daquari is divine. We're making plans as I write this to get to PDX for good again. No joke.

  3. I just think you should post all the time, regardless, kthxbai. And that drink looks awesome, so you've got my vote.