Feast Portland

In the middle of September (I AM SO BEHIND) my friend, co-worker, and fellow photographer Anne Cho and I took a trip to Portland for the annual Bon Appétit food festival, Feast Portland. I had been wanting to go since I heard about it a few years ago.  Saying the food was amazing is kind of an understatement.  We had ice cream from Fifty Licks, coffee from Stumptown, desserts from Annie’s Pies, fresh donuts from Pip’s Donuts & Chai. There was so so so much good food, and if you are a drinker, a very large quantity of wine was also available.  I am definitely planning to go back next year.  We attended two main events, the Saturday Grand Tasting and the Sunday Brunch Village, and I know that brunch gets a bad rap, but really, who doesn’t love brunch?  We had chicken and waffles, Eggs Benedict, with pork belly, cinnamon rolls, and so much more. There were seminars, give-aways, and so much food and drink, that we even left a little early because we were so stuffed. Ha ha. We did make one little stop over to the Ace though before we left, and the near & dear to my heart, Mark Spencer.

In other news, did I mention being behind?  I went to Portland over a month ago, and literally this is the first chance I have had to sit down and write this.  And I think I do mean that literally, no exaggerating.  I went to a wedding in Chicago, my roommate moved, which I helped with, I went to visit family in Sequim, I had a funeral to attend, and family in town for that.  Which was unexpectedly hard for me.  In other words, life is busy being LIFE. Oh yes, and also I have been shooting a lot.  I did a project for a wedding, a few magazine shoots, a restaurant, and a hotel.  Busy!  Which for a photographer is never a bad thing, but it is also nice to have a little down time to get settled, and as us Seattleites like to do do for Fall and Winter, hunker down & get cozy indoors.  So I am doing a bit of redecorating and reorganizing of my place, which feels really lovely.  I hope you all enjoy your fall as well!




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