Seattle Trip 2022 | Seattle, WA

Seattle Space Needle

We just got married at the end of October and while we aren’t planning to take our proper honeymoon until the Spring, we did want to take a trip to take advantage of the time off from work and also have a moment to celebrate together before going back to everyday life.

When picking a destination I knew it needed to be quick to get to, somewhere there was a lot to do in a small area to maximize our 2-3 days, and lastly, I preferably wanted it to be somewhere neither of us had been before so we could experience it together. Seattle checked all of the boxes.

We lucked out that we visited in the off season, because all the big attractions had zero wait time and we did get a discounted rate on our hotel (it was about $130 a night vs the $300 it goes for during spring/summer), but if you’re looking for tricks on how to save money on a trip to Seattle you’re in the wrong place haha. We definitely treated this as a splurge trip and didn’t limit ourselves to budget friendly options, BUT I can promise that 99% of the places we visited we would definitely go to again if we did it all over.

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Pickled Pink in Portland- The Food Chronicles

Besaws Pickled

It all started at Fireside when I saw a “pickle plate” on the menu. Having a mother who cans her own pickles, I was often able to use the vinegar and dill soaked home made gold, as a bartering chip to secure my after bar popularity in college…thanks Rhonda!

Fireside Portland

However, when the plate arrived, it wasn’t pickles, but instead a variety of pickled objects…some of which we were unable to identify. From that point forward, we started to pay attention to the frequency in which “pickled” was on the menu. Which was more often than you’d think!

Fireside Pickle Plate Portland

Portland had some of the most unique food combinations I’ve ever had and I hope this blog inspires you to try some of these concoctions for yourself! Continue reading

Drunk in Portland

Deschute's Brewery Portland

I had some of the best drinks of my life in Portland. From gluten-free beer to craft cocktails, Portland appears to be a hub of liquid exploration.


I’ll start with cocktails, because they’re my favorite.

Beet Down – The Richmond Bar:

Beet Cocktail

This was a trip favorite. Between the 4 of us we consumed 7 of these in approximately 2 hours. Made with gin, beet juice, lime, and simple syrup, this cocktail tastes like a Christmas themed garden party. My friends, Lisa, Jenna, and Nellie subbed in vodka instead of gin, which really emphasized the beet juice. Continue reading

Salt & Straw – Portland

Salt & Straw

I need to be honest… I had every intention of taking a photo of my Salt & Straw ice cream, but once I had a bite I, physically, had no ability to think of anything else besides savoring it…so I left empty handed.

In an attempt to right my wrong and in the name of research, I decided to “take one for the team” and I may or may not have gone back and ordered two more flavors only to succumb to ice cream trance deja vu and leave, once again, with a full belly and an empty camera roll.

Basically, what I’m saying is that these ice cream photos are from Salt & Straw’s website and I’m sorry if you feel betrayed, but i mean….it’s ice cream…that’s a judgement free zone, right? Continue reading

Voodoo Doughnut – Portland

Voodoo Doughnut

There didn’t seem to be any better way to jump start my reviews from my amazing Portland, Oregon trip than the rave-worthy Voodoo Doughnut.

A couple months ago I saw a photo on Instagram that immediately incited my desire and set my mouth watering.

When I found out these delectable aperitifs hailed from Portland it became the one MUST DO thing on our girls trip.

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