After Christmas we headed towards Portland. Passing through Norcal was something new to me. Never driven through it or visited Portland, so we did most of our exploring there. I can't believe we drove for 10hrs. At least the view was amazing.

Voodoo Donuts

My friends kept raving about this little donut shop in Portland saying how good it is. I'm not much of a donut fan but when they told me they put weird stuff on their donuts, I had to give it a try. There were different types of cereal they would sprinkle on top like fruit loops or coco puffs, marshmellows, etc...

Some of the regular but tasty O's

We just had to get the Voodoo donut, so cute! There's actually jelly inside where they stuck the pretzel.

One that really stood out was the bacon maple bar. Strips of bacon on a donut?? Now that's weird. Interestingly enough, they actually taste good. Something about the salty bacon on top of the maple bar balances each other. Good breakfast it was. My friend says it's like mixing pancake and bacon together.

Waterfront Park

I wanted to go to a spot where I can view some of the amazing bridges in Portland. When we were driving on it, I saw the most beautiful city view.

it was soooo cold, as you can see the red on my nose.


This day I was wearing a brand new Zara leather jacket that came in so handy for the cold weather up north. I got it the day after Christmas sale in SF Union Square. Can't beat half off buttery leather soft jackets. I really wanted a brown leather jacket, too! All I need are some aviator sunnies and I'm all set.

Also wearing a random flannel button dress worn as a long open cardigan, H&M tank underneath, J Brand high waist skinnies, UO scarf, and Nine West "cuzza" boots.

Someone mentioned how they were looking for the perfect walking heels, and if you can get yourself a pair of these boots which came out last year..they are really one of the few heels you can walk in. These are usually my traveling boots. They're the first pair I grab when I know I'm going to be doing a lot of walking and plus they go with every outfit!

We drove some more and wound up on a hill. Such a pretty view that this shot doesn't do justice. That's Mt. Hood in the far distance I believe.

Avalon Vintage

I've heard a lot of great vintage stores in Portland, and Avalon Vintage is one of them. It's not a huge store, but has so much to look at. A really unique experience.

Up in the front is a collection of antiques.

I love prescriptive glasses! They make your eyes look oogaly big and hilarious. The faces he makes doesn't hurt either.

Kinda wish I bought some of these bow ties! I did end up getting something special that I'll blog about later. =)

I love how this store is organized. Menswear on one side and ladies on the other. The middle section are all accessories and jewelry.

I think that's enough to post for today..it's getting quiet lengthy, so I'll leave you with a few parting photos.


Jess ♡ said... @ 1/08/2010 8:28 PM

Gorgeous! Mmmm those doughnuts look mighty delicious, and that voodoo one made me giggle. I'm glad that you bundled up, I would've frozen :(! That vintage shop looks lovely, all those bows and lace details... gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing <3 xo

ASYMMETRICERA said... @ 1/08/2010 10:39 PM

aw super cute donuts + bows:) loves it.


(always)alanna said... @ 1/09/2010 8:25 AM

everything looks so great; those donuts! and that store- i'd kill to spend my paycheck in there.
care to exchange blog links? i just love your blog!

Nathalie said... @ 1/09/2010 8:28 AM

I do love how you write and all these amazing pictures!
Have a nice week-end!

love, S said... @ 1/09/2010 12:49 PM

Wow this is a beautiful blog and you are so gorgeous!... Your photos of your wanderings are really lovely and I really wish I could visit all those places!! In the mean time I will visit your blog again soon :)

superniko. said... @ 1/10/2010 12:59 AM

oh baby i love hairbows
&& yummy donuts ;]]]


Anonymous said... @ 1/10/2010 8:52 AM

Could you tell me what camera you use? I need to buy a new one and I love the way your pictures come out!! If you could respond in the comments I'll come back to read if you can, thanks :)

Eva Internazionale said... @ 1/10/2010 9:56 AM

This post is SO PRETTY.
It made my evening.

The light penguins are so cute, we have a light deer in our backyard but penguins would be a nice addition to the zoo. (:

Anonymous said... @ 1/10/2010 10:27 AM

Ha to the Voodoo donut! These are some more amazing pics, and I love that last photo!

xo, Becs

Anna G said... @ 1/10/2010 8:38 PM

Hmmm, donuts are a great reason to visit a place. Lovely photos, Portland looks like such an fun city.

Neekoh said... @ 1/11/2010 9:45 AM

LOL! These are fantastic! I especially like the one of your bf riding that reindeer... way to give it to him!
That scarf is making me wish it was chillier here in LA. But I guess then I'd be complaining about something else, right?

Anonymous said... @ 1/12/2010 4:08 AM

Yayy looks like you guys had a great time! I need to see Portland still! Love the jacket- great color! And it's 4:07am and you just made me crave donuts and I don't even know where to go here for good ones! I relied too much on my Dunk N' Donuts back east and Krispy Cremes are too sweet for me! Goal is to get donuts tomorrow- because of you! xo, mel

pink horrorshow said... @ 1/12/2010 3:20 PM

oh my god, my mouth is watering. I think I love donuts more than cupcakes or cake!!

I love that purplish-pink bowtie!! It looks like it's made from leather!

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