Portland… from above

by Kristina Sloggett

in photography, Portland

We went out for dinner last night – such an amazing dinner.

The whole evening was great fun, and enhanced by the rooftop views of beautiful Portland.

This city has some interesting building tops and architecture. I love vintage buildings.

Birds eye view of The Pioneer Courthouse

and Portland’s Living Room, Pioneer Courthouse Square.

I must be proofing and writing too many recipes lately – I wanted to spell that Quart house each time.

Portlanders – any guesses where we were last night?

 

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1 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Absolutely beautiful!! And I have no clue where you went….dinner somewhere fabulous?

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2 spabettie September 28, 2011 at 2:49 pm

thanks, Lindsay! yep – that sums it up – dinner somewhere fabulous! :D I’m posting tomorrow… Happy Wednesday!

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3 Lisa September 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Portland City grill???

Do tell! I want to go there! What did you eat?

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4 spabettie September 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I haven’t been to PCG in… forever! :D we were at a special event that took place at Departure – didn’t see their normal menu but it’s described as Asian Fusion. the views and rooftop patio are good for a visit!

I’ll be posting tomorrow about the event – with all the amazing food! :)

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5 Lisa September 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I haven’t been to PCG in about a year. We went for our anniversary last year. Which was super nice because they gave us a quiet table and sprinkle red heart glitter on the table. :) We also go a free dessert!

I haven’t heard of this place. I want to go there now.

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6 spabettie September 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm

this was our first time there – been open a couple years. it’s in the Meier & Frank building, at the top of The Nines. BEAUTIFUL restaurant! :)

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7 Lisa September 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Isn’t there another restaurant there too? I heard it was good. Haven’t been yet.

8 Mama Pea September 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I was going to guess Portland City Grill too. I hope you spill because Pea D and I are looking for somewhere “nice” to eat on Friday. We’re seeing Seinfeld at the Schnitz!

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9 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I saw Seinfeild when he first stared the tour after doing Comedian! I was worried that it wouldn’t hold up to the show, but we loved it! Have fun!

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10 spabettie September 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm

lucky! we were originally going to be out of town on vacation right now, so I didn’t buy tickets. when we had to postpone, I tried to find some that weren’t $200 each. wow. I love Jerry, but I also love retirement accounts. you are going to have SO much fun – I can’t wait to hear all about it!

Birthday dinner post goes up tomorrow – unfortunately this was a one night event. We were at Departure, which I’m not even sure has vegan menu options? It was the End of Summer Vegan Dinner. Bliss.

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11 Heather (Where's the Beach) September 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Oh I love the pictures from above! Love sitting out on balconies just to look out over everything.

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12 spabettie September 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm

me too – this event was inside, but afterwards we went out to the rooftop patio – perfect fall evening!

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13 Anna @ On Anna's Plate September 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

So pretty…I love views that let you look down on a city.

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14 spabettie September 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I do too – it’s rare we get to see this kind of view, we only have a few restaurants in town that high. Portland is such a beautiful city, there really should be more! :)

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15 Lisa September 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Great pics! I’d love to visit Portland someday…

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16 spabettie September 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

thanks, Lisa! and if you ever come to Portland, be sure to let me know, so BASIL can meet you!! :) (well, and me too, of course!)

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17 Molly@hungryhungryrunner.com September 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Portland is so gorgeous! I’ve never been but a friend of mine lived there for a summer during an internship and I’m still kicking myself that I didn’t visit her when I had the chance. Beautiful photos, as always! :)

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18 spabettie September 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I love it here. Portland is pretty easy to photograph! ;)

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19 Holly @ The Runny Egg September 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Quart-house — that could be a really cute name for a restaurant. Or something like that.

No clue where you were — but I love the pictures.

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20 spabettie September 28, 2011 at 2:04 pm

haa – right?? it’s funny, my mind naturally wanted to spell it that way… ;)

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21 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty September 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Looks fun!! :)

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22 spabettie September 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm

it was – recap tomorrow ;)

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23 Kath (My Funny Little Life) September 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I have no idea! :D (Not a Portland girl. ;)) That’s a beautiful view! I love old houses, and happily we have a lot of them over here. :)

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24 spabettie September 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I wish you WERE a Portland girl. :D

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25 meg September 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm

It’s been too long since I’ve been in Portland. My parents live in Keizer so when I visit, we usually just go to Salem. *sigh*

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26 spabettie September 29, 2011 at 5:58 am

ooh, it’s less than an hour away! :)

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27 Christine @ Merf In Progress September 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Portland really is a pretty city.

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28 spabettie September 29, 2011 at 5:56 am

it most definitely is… I feel lucky and always try to appreciate it. :)

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29 Carbzilla September 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Chris has been dying to go there but we didn’t get the chance when we were traveling sans dog. Soon though, soon. (I think we might have hooked up a dog “baby”sitter)

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30 spabettie September 29, 2011 at 5:56 am

great – a dog sitter! :) looking forward to early November! :)

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31 Shirley @ gfe September 29, 2011 at 3:52 am

Beautiful! One day I’ll make it to Portland! :-)

xo,
Shirley

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32 spabettie September 29, 2011 at 5:53 am

you would love it here!

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33 Lily Fluffbottom September 29, 2011 at 10:51 am

I grew up in Portland, and I have many fond memories of downtown. Its beautiful at night. I see from the dinner after, you enjoyed yourselves immensely.

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34 spabettie September 29, 2011 at 12:52 pm

isn’t it just beautiful? I love this city. and yes, we had a wonderful time! :D

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35 spabettie September 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm

yep – Urban Farmer is there too – steakhouse.

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