Where do I start? I didn’t really have a plan for this post, but I know I need to write about it. My husband and I flew up to Seattle to visit my brother for his wedding this past week. Well, actually, the wedding was in Portland, but he lives in Seattle so we flew there first and then made the 3 hour drive to Portland on day three of our trip. I just LOVED this trip. I especially love Seattle. I love how no two homes look alike. They each have a unique look and personality. And, unlike Southern California, shops, bars, and restaurants are more or less incorporated into the different “neighborhoods.” For example, we walked from the house we were staying at to a pub just a few blocks away. California is mostly separated into track home areas and shopping areas…at least in my parts of town. Every little restaurant we went to in Seattle had some hipster trendy charm about it and I couldn’t get enough. I want to go back! It was also a big help that we had natives showing us around. Trav had never been to Seattle, so of course, we had to do the touristy thing and check out Pikes Market Place, the Gum wall, and the original Starbucks.
Portland was equally as charming and trendy! Countless dining options downtown, including a massive collection of food trucks! Again, every house is unique and charming. And the venue where the wedding was held was absolutely beautiful and trendy!!! So without further adieu, here’s a list of all the places we visited and some deets on outfits 😉
S E A T T L E
Pikes Market place: No exact address, but easy to find on maps. Sooooo many nooks and crannies to explore here.
Otankurd and Tun 1415 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Located within Pikes Market Place next to Pikes Brewing Company…Fresh Oysters, amazing beer)
Athenian: 1517 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101 (Also located within Pikes Market place. A scene from Sleepless in Seattle was filmed here. BEST clam chowder and fish n chips I’ve ever had)
Mulleady’s Irish Pub: 3055 21st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199 (Chill spot for some fine whiskey and bread pudding)
The Sexton: 5327 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (Two words: FRIED CHICKEN)
The Backdoor at Roxy’s: 462 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (Quirky Speakeasy. Old timey, swanky vibes and artistic drinks).
P O R T L A N D
Deschutes Brewery: 210 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (Travis’s favorite beer is their Black Bute Porter so naturally, we had to visit).
Spitz: 2103 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217 (The rehearsal brunch was held here. SO CUTE and TRENDY! Killer mediteranian food)
Irvine St. Kitchen: 701 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (We had morning of the wedding breakfast here. Large venue, trendy vibes, yummy food).
McMenamins Kennedy School: 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211 (The building used to be an old elementary school! Different rooms with different bars. Super cool)
McMenamins St. Johns Theatre: 8203 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203 (Old historic building turned into a restaurant. Really cute outdoor courtyard area. Their Blackberry Cider was to die for!)
Cartopia Food Cart Pod: 1207 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214 (So many options! Choose from crepes, pizza, mediteranian, chicken, and more. Picnic benches in the center. Casual vibes)
White Owl: 1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Chill spot, large airy patio, hip hop music, tasty cocktails.).
Rock Band Tee: Forever21
Shoes: H&M (Similar. Mine were on sale for $3 in store)
Skirt: Nectar Clothing
Top: Forever21 (Similar items)
Pants: Nectar Clothing currently out of stock 😦
Dress: H&M (Out of stock. Here are other mid length options)
Belt: New York & Company (Similar)
Dress: Windsore Store