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One of the best things a husband can say to his wife is, “Yes, you may go out of town on a girl’s trip.” And I did just that. I tagged along with 3 of my good friends to see the Pacific Northwest.


Our first stop was Portland, Oregon. Portland is very different from Los Angeles. There is just so much greenery and fresh air. We started our trip at a great brunch spot called Mother’s Bistro. Yelp was right on with our meal choice. The line outside the door justified this. Great omelettes for around $10. The thing you’ll also notice in Portland is how many food stalls there are. They’re not like the food trucks here in L.A., but rather stationery food stalls. Another interesting activity is the Portland Aerial Tram. It has a lovely panoramic view of Portland.

Another great stop is Multnomah Falls. This is definitely a gem along the Columbia River. A gorgeous natural water fall is viewable along the entryway.


After a day in Portland, why not travel north for a few hours to Seattle, WA. Just a short car ride away we made the 3 hour drive. We opted to try dinner at the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar, which we found on yelp. This restaurant has a unique winding staircase within the middle of the restaurant with hundred of wine choices. It’s worth walking into the restaurant just to see.


Oh Starbucks, where do I begin as your biggest fan. Of course, I have to pay patronage to the place where I spend most of my money for a daily non-fat vanilla latte. Despite the tourist trap it is, I still love being able to visit this flagship store.


Of course, if you’re going to do Washington right, you’ve got to try cherries. There are some pretty festive farmer’s markets in the Pacific Northwest. Be sure to try one out if you’re ever in the area. Lastly, what’s a trip to Seattle without stopping by the Public Market. Food, food, and more food. You’ll definitely get a belly full of food here. And don’t forget to grab a donut at one of the many donut shops in the Pacific Northwest. You’ll thank me later.


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