Monday, August 10, 2009

Portland, OR.








Back from Portland! What a great city. We missed the awful heatwave they were having. We celebrated my birthday (thank-you for all the birthday wishes, everyone :), our two friends getting married at the beautiful Chinese gardens (I'm still in awe of the 1,000 golden paper cranes that my friend's family folded for her wedding) , seeing our good friends from Seattle, exploring the city. I visited this wonderful boutique Una, and the amazing Powell's. I found the most incredible vintage design and sewing books there...more on that later!

8 comments:

at swim-two-birds said...

oh wow, the wedding looks so wonderful! with all these cranes!
love chinese and japanese gardens.
Thanks for visiting and nice comments :-)

erica said...

what a lovely way to spend a birthday! those golden paper cranes are just amazing.

did you go to frances may? i wish i could go to portland, but the west coast is too far for us right now...

kate said...

happy birthday! i'm glad you had fun, i can't wait to go back to portland and seattle. aren't those gardens stunning?!

Heather Taylor said...

i loved una! such lovely pictures

Jennifer said...

Renilde, you are so welcome...I just love your blog and embroidery!

Erica, ran out of time for Frances May...next time!

Kate,
thank-you! I really like Portland, and miss Seattle...

HBT:
Thank- you...and I loooved UNA!
Giovanna the owner has a great eye.

jenny gordy said...

glad you had fun. i love portland! happy belated b-day.

Cris Siqueira said...

wow
portland really looks a great city!!
love the leafs!!

n a t s u m i said...

Happy belated birthday, Jennifer! Looks like you had a really good time there. I love Chinese garden. There is a small chinese garden in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When everytime visit there, I feel so relaxed.