It was a wonderful, and at times very stressful, trip. The first few days were spent preparing for Kalie's wedding, but after Saturday it was all about relaxing and eating fantastic food!
Seriously the only photos I have of the trip are either of food or my cats, so here are the places we ate...
RedWood, a new restaurant that just opened in January. It was pretty delicious but it was nothing compared to Country Cat, which is only a half block away.
The best part of breakfast was, hands down, the Oatmeal waffles we ordered for the table.
Monday we woke up with the intention of going to ____ for breakfast. But after waiting outside for 20 minutes with no one to tell us how much longer it would take we decided to ditch that plan and head over to Helser's on Alberta.
After Helser's we headed down to Sellwood to meander around some antique stores and we stopped into Jade Bistro to grab a cup of tea.
Our last full day in town we had our traditional Fat City Cafe breakfast, and it was perfect, as usual.
The entire building is filled with beautiful architecture, but what's really cool about Wieden & Kennedy are the unusual installations and various art pieces they choose to display within their office.
Like the above photo. This is the Nest. Completed in 2006, The Nest is a permanent installation by Patrick Dougherty. It serves as creative meeting space, and from what I'm told it's also the interview space. Inside The Nest is a large felt "sofa" and "pillows" created by Ja Felt to look like boulders.
Below is an installation created by the students of 12, an experimental school at Wieden & Kennedy. The graphic is spelled out using over 100,000 clear pushpins, and if you look closely you can see the one red pushpin among the rest, a little metaphor if you will.
As always our trip was too short, and I can't wait until I get to go back home again.