an evening stroll in portland

December 15, 2010
a walk downtown
We arrived in Portland late Monday afternoon and went to the room we rented through AirBnB in the Hawthorne district. We walked downtown, passing many houses with holiday lights, and had delicious, affordable food at Rice Junkies. Hawthorne is pretty much a bigger, longer Haight Street-- which I don't mind at all. So many vintage shops and cute stores. We walked back to the little apartment before heading to the Laurelhurst theater for a $3 showing of Easy A. Our room hosts, Jack and Elizabeth were super nice and they had a cute, little black cat named Cubby. We love Portland.
neighborhood lights
rice junkies
veggie gyoza
hawthorne lights
jack + elizabeth's little tree
david and cubby
$3 movies at the laurelhurst


  1. the 2nd and 5th photo are awesome!

  2. i really really want to go to portland! that is on my do to list but we want to bring out bikes...have looked at am trak but the overnight is expensive and flights aren't bad but then flying the bikes is expensive too! what to do what to do!


  3. I've always wanted to go to Portland. Looks like y'all are having a great time!
    And of course I have to comment on how cute I think the cat is :)

  4. ooo that rice junkies looks and sounds good. =)

    I love the last photo of the movie theater!

  5. Yay! The Hawthorne District is a fantastic place to stay - it gives you a good sense of the eclectic nature of Portland!

  6. I love Laurelhurst theater! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Portland (:

  7. I've always wanted to visit Portland...this post just reaffirmed that desire ;) looks like a wonderful weekend! xoxo {av}

  8. you have to stop posting about food because it always makes me SO HUNGRY.
    (jk i secretly love it).

  9. Portland looks lovely and so christmas-y :) x

  10. i loooove these. :) that food looks delicious!

  11. I've always wanted to visit Portland. Your photos just solidified it as a must see place.

    xo M

  12. how fun!!! looks like a blast in portland...that record store is calling my name :)