So here's the second part of my Pacific Northwest adventure.
Saturday I got up early, planned my bus route and headed to Division/Clinton Streets where they were having a street fair. I had to change buses on this trip, not too much of a pain. though I had a mocha and a scone at Flying Cat Coffee and spent a good hour walking up and down Division Street. There were a few thrift stores and a few other random spots I poked around in. I picked up some vintage hankies at Time Bomb Vintage, had organic lemonade, watched the street parade and got a shot of the mayor of Portland riding a bike. Also this dude who was dressed as a ladybug...
Lunch was eaten at Little T American Baker, which was crowded (as any place would be on a Saturday at brunch/lunch time) but was sleek, modern and very affordable. I had quiche and a salad. Pix Patisserie was on my list to visit for macarons but they were having an ice cream social that day so I didn't get any macarons.
That afternoon I headed back to the Alberta neighborhood to go to Bolt and Close Knit. Both shops were small but filled with gorgeous yarns and fabrics. At Bolt I bought one of the Colette patterns I've been stalking online. I'm months, maybe many months, away from being able to actually sew this pattern but I can still look at it longingly. Close Knit was having a sale yet I still only bought one hank of yarn. Seriously. Lynsey and I met up again and grabbed a snack at Fuel Cafe (my snack was actually a huge spinach salad). And we ended up back at Random Order and this time I got a piece of strawberry rhubarb pie, which I later ate with my hand in my hotel room because I didn't have a fork.
Saturday night Ted's band, Satan's Pilgrims, played at Doug Fir, which conveniently was a part of my hotel. They were excellent but I left early because the combination of sunburn + alcohol made me a little woozy.
Sunday I had breakfast at Doug Fir before taking a cab to the train station to travel back to Seattle. Again a nice train trip, still no window seat though. My friend Regina picked me up at the station in Seattle and took me to West Seattle, where there's a beach and a string of restaurants/shops. We spent the afternoon catching up, having fish and chips, coffee and cake before I had to go check-in at the lovely Holiday Inn since I had a 6AM flight. It would have been even lovelier if room #706 had a been a little less 'rambunctious'.