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Weekend Picturebook: Portland

[A weekend in Portland for a family reunion]

The rest of the family is spending the week in Bend, OR, (which sounded amazing) but we could only come for a long weekend so we rendezvoused in the city for a few days!

[Gorgeous views of snow-capped mountains on our flight in]
[First stop: a brewery, of course! Breakside Brewery was amazing – awesome building, great indoor/outdoor seating and this blood orange IPA was so delicious]

[Incredible meal at The Waiting Room – hush puppies, fried chicken + creamed corn with jalapeños!]

[Early morning walk for coffee + Trader Joe’s in 59 degree weather – I forgot what that felt like! And it was incredible!!][The downtown food truck scene was so cool. There were so many unique options to choose from! We chose gyros and again, it was amazing][This place has my heart. I could have spent all day in here! I only spent 20 minutes and left with 4 books and a coffee mug, so I can only imagine …]

[Gorgeous morning hike up to the International Rose Test Garden – perfect weather and beautiful flowers]

[10:30am – time for … ice cream? We had been scoping out this popular place and the lines were ridiculously long, so we decided to try it first thing Sunday morning for a little treat. I’m so glad we did because it was definitely some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had and there was no line! Pictured: sea salt with caramel ribbons + coffee][Sunday morning farmer’s market was a hit – splash pad for the kids + delicious food for the adults. Unfortunately this was the only picture I got, but it’s okay because these pupusas were out of this world!! I literally watched the lady hand make them out of this tent. I truly feel like I know what real pupusas are now]

[30th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival on the waterfront – lots of beer and lots of fun!] [Unfortunately this is the only family photo we got while in town and doesn’t even include the whole gang. (Adorable nephew is cut out purposefully, but he was the cutest part!!)]

I’m so thankful we got to spend even just a few days together exploring this city! It was a wonderful weekend getaway with a wonderful family.

xo xo

You might also enjoy: our last family reunion 5 years ago in Hot Springs


Photobook: Bentonville FILM Fest + Fayetteville FOAM Fest

B E N T O N V I L L E  F I L M  F E S T

What: An inaugural film festival celebrating women and diversity, co-founded by Geena Davis
When: May 5-9
Where: Venues all around NWA

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[opening ceremonies at crystal bridges. first photo via bentonville film festival]

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[the only movie I got to see during the festival, but it was incredible!]

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[movie showing + panel with robert de niro!]

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[thursday night baseball game + showing of a league of their own]

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[hosts of the baseball game – geena davis + rosie o’donnel. photo via chris davidson]

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[volunteering at crystal bridges and got to see some awesome panels]

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[closing ceremonies with the husband]

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[loved spending time on the blue carpet with kaity + had some awesome celeb sightings! from top: courtney cox, khandi alexander (aka mama pope!), melissa joan hart, soledad o’brien + nick cannon, bruce dern]

F A Y E T T E V I L L E  F O A M  F E S T

What: A craft beer sampling festival, showcasing 300+ beers
When: May 9
Where: Walton Arts Center parking lot, Dickson Street

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xo xo