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Portland & Seattle

Portland & Seattle

Andrew and I are HUGE believers in birthdays. We enjoy taking the time to celebrate the other person and what their life means to us. We always request our birthdays off from work and make sure the day is packed full of things to do. One year, we went to our favorite breakfast place, hung out by the beach, jogged to the bridge, and enjoyed dinner at a comedy show. Honestly, I might be biased, but it's the best way to do birthdays. After a few years of spending them solely in San Francisco, we decided it was time we started to take trips. We both have places in the US that we really want to go to, so our birthdays are now our time to adventure. Andrew recently turned 32 and had never been to the Pacific Northwest. I love the PNW and was dying to stay at the Ace Hotel there. Here is a little look into our trip and some of the activities that we did.

Lodging:

-Ace Hotel Portland

Eats

-Voodoo Donuts (pictured below) 

-Tasty n Alder (Korean fried chicken and radicchio salad)

-Cheryl's on 12th (cheesy hash browns with cornflakes on top) 

-Stumptown Coffee Roasters in the Ace Hotel 

-Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House (elk burger) 

-Ash Woodfired Pizza

-Masu Sushi

-Villa Angel Taqueria in Alder Street Food Cart Pod (best burritos)

-Salt & Straw

Activities:

-Powell's Books

-Portland Aerial Tram

-Multnomah Falls (pictured below)

-Cannon Beach (pictured below)

-Road Trip to Seattle (pictured below)

-Pikes Place Market (home of the first ever Starbucks)

-Kerry Park (awesome view of Downtown Seattle)

Arizona Cactus Garden

Arizona Cactus Garden

Cousin Time

Cousin Time