It should be known that I consider Portland one of the coolest cities in the U.S. Really, if you haven't been before, I highly suggest you consider it for your next weekend trip.
Aside from great restaurants, fantastic boutique shopping and Powell's Bookstore, I absolutely adore the giant farmers market right along the waterfront.
Sunday brought some beautiful, rain-free weather, so we headed downtown for a jaunt around the market.
Cousin Ellie willingly filled the role of Lola's personal chauffeur for the afternoon. That is, until the queen insisted on being held, and Uncle Thayne stepped in.
A market experience would not be complete without a taste of the world-renouned elephant ears (which went directly to my thighs) and greek gyros.
Lola quite enjoyed the waterfront.
The shopping wasn't too shabby either.
Many thanks to the Atwoods and the Lowe's for a lovely Portland outing.
We only wish daddy could have been there with us. He will probably wish the same thing when he sees how much I accidentally spent on a pair of brown boots while shopping on 23rd Street.