Took a short but sweet trip to Portland recently. Looking to escape for a quick minute after our engagement (GAH! I know), the boy and I (with Mr. Oliver of course) decided to celebrate by doing what we love most, exploring a new place together. Its crazy how many cities we have discovered side-by-side over the last 12 years (Have I ever shared with you how long we've been together?). Train, plane and automobile (literally we have traveled long distances via all three) there is something said for all those conversations you have during trips. Mostly good but also some bad. You can learn a lot when you are "stuck" with someone for extended traveling hours. Oh the things we have seen and the moments we have had. I treasure all those stories in my heart. Thus it only seemed appropriate to mark the occasion with trip to a place we had never been before. Our first time in PDX, we left smitten on how many amazing creatives are fostering some seriously stylish places to eat, shop and, as The Jupiter Hotel showed us, sleep as well.
An urban gem, The Jupiter Hotel is located in the Lower Burnside neighborhood with easy access to so many Portland pockets. Of course you know first thing I did was google where to shop some vintage digs. Walking distance from the hotel is The Grand Market Place. Not gonna lie, I wanted to take everything but the kitchen sink home with me, but I behaved and scored some amazing 1950's cloth lace-ups for $24 (Pictured Below). During our stay we also ventured over the bridge towards downtown. Some shop local places I loved were Woonwinkle and Quin Candy. If you need a down day, like usually we do on our last day of travel, The Jupiter Hotel has everything you need without having to leave the property. On-site is the seriously rad restaurant, Doug Fir. A life-size lincoln log cabin with a 50's dinner vibe, it has the best 5$ chocolate shake you will ever have (Truth? We took the shakes to-go, walked like 10 steps to our room and drank them in bed. LOL). Also The Jupiter Hotel, has some awesome Hotel Deals that bring you the best of PDX to your room step. Mr. Oliver and I took advantage of the VooDoo Doughnuts Package. A pet-friendly boutique experience, The Jupiter Hotel made our little celebratory getaway with our pup a fun experience. Fingers-crossed, looking forward to coming back to Portland in the summer!
P.S. Will be sharing my Bridal Journey so keep posted babes!
The Jupiter Hotel
800 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97214