olivia belle is the cutest little boutique in the neighborhood. she specializes in designer close-outs that she turns around and sells for really low prices. she is having her fifth anniversary right now and celebrating with a huge sale. so stop in and say hi to lindsey (the owner) and olivia her puppy.
110 nw ninth 503.473.8900
just around the corner you will find the restaurant ten 01. ten 01 is a very popular portland restaurant but i like to stop in once in a while for their great happy hour. the truffle fries are to die for. they also have one of the best sommeliers in town, erica. does that make her a sommeliere? i suppose!
1001 nw couch 503.226.3463
kitty corner from ten 01 is the best book store in the world, powell's. i cannot go in here without buying something, so i have to avoid it when i can't afford to shop. one year for christmas i bought every single gift here in one stop! my favorite areas are the interior design section, where sometimes you can find great design books with amazing sale prices, and the magazine section where they house many of my favorite international magazines along side the usual suspects.
1005 west burnside
1125 nw couch 503.274.0293
sometimes for lunch, i head up to whole foods to enjoy their wonderful salad bar. while i'm there, i usually grab a good bottle of wine and delicious cheese to have for dinner . don't you just love this shot with the little smart car? what perfect timing it was there for this shot. it almost looks like amsterdam!
1210 nw couch 503.525.4343
oooh, and i definitely can't forget to mention sweet masterpiece. sometimes a girl just needs a chocolate truffle and glass of champagne to make it all better.
922 nw davis 503.221.0055