Fitbloggin’ hasn’t even started yet, but I’m already having a fabulous time in Portland!
Once my flight landed in Portland this morning, I hopped on a shuttle to my hotel for the next few nights. The Nines is a gorgeous hotel in the heart of downtown, and it’s the location for the Fitbloggin’ conference.
I love its modern, elegant décor. Check out my room!
I ordered the chicken salad, which was served with cabbage, fried shallots, and the most amazing lime-ginger dressing. It was an awesome salad with fresh, flavorful ingredients and a TON of chicken on it. It was definitely a satisfying meal, especially as my second lunch of the day.
Ladies who lunch!
After lunch, we did a little shopping in Portland. Our first stop was Nordstrom Rack where I bought a new dress, which I totally didn’t need, but it was too cute to leave behind.
Our second stop was at Sephora where I bought the best mascara ever. (I ran out the other day and needed to restock.)
Then, we walked to Voodoo Doughnut, which also came highly recommended. It was actually a must-see, and, of course, it did not disappoint!
There were so many ridiculously delicious-looking doughnuts in all sorts of crazy and unusual flavors.
After getting donuts, we headed back to the hotel to quickly change before going to dinner at the Portland City Grill, which had some amazing views!
Dinner dates: Julie, Anne, Ericka, and Heather.
Gina, Kasey, me, and Bobbi!
The Portland City Grill ended up being a lot fancier than we expected, so I ended up ordering a mixed green salad with chicken on top. It wasn’t the most exciting meal, but I wasn’t about to drop $40 on an entrée. Oh, well, the views of the city definitely made up for it!
Questions of the Day
Have you ever been to Portland? Any recommendations?
What’s your favorite type of mascara?