We didn’t end up taking many photos in Portland last weekend as it turned out. I’m okay with that though because it was one less thing to think about for a couple days. We drove down via 101, the scenic route. It took twice as long, but was certainly beautiful. We stopped in Astoria and did some thrifting, lunching, and coffee drinking. By the time we made it to Portland is was a proper dinner hour. We styled at the Ace Hotel (a cheap option with a shared hallway restroom) and were in walking distance to plenty of good eats around the Pearl District. We didn’t have one bad meal, every restaurant was great! We even turned in early for the night… driving makes you tired. And being tired from a crazy week makes you tired.
In the morning we did some browsing and shopping. Well, really we only shopped on Sunday. That’s the thing about getting out of town with a gal pal, there is no guilt spending too much of your time browsing through shops. I finally had the chance to visit Eden, a beautiful vintage utopia that is sadly calling it quits. 60% sales are great, but we both wished we could have seen the shop in all it beauty before they started ripping it apart and selling everything not bolted down. Oh well, I found a necklace, Selena found a copper ring.
We also visited the Hawthorne District and the one and only House of Vintage. I love places like these, they’re a little chaotic, but I’m a hunter! I dug through this place pretty quickly and came out with a new Gunne and few other gems... as for the photo's i did take while in portland... the hotel and some fancy deviled eggs - and yes they were yummmm!
One last thing to end on, kale chips. Anthony's garden has been exploding with kale and baking them into quick easy "chips" is my current favorite thing! So easy and so tasty!
Baked Kale Chips with Nutritional Yeast
A Bunch of Kale
A Lil Olive Oil
A Handfull of Nutritional Yeast Flakes
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Rinse your kale and rip it up into chip size pieces. I tend to leave out the bulky part of the stem.
3. Toss Kale in just a little bit of olive oil, then spread onto a baking sheet (i like to use parchment paper). Bake for 10 minutes, just long enough for browned edges.
4. Throw chips into and bowl and dust with nutritional yeast right away - pepper is also a great addition! Enjoy right away!
Oh so simple... you don't really need a recipe.