WELCOME! Thanks so much for "visiting" me in Portland, Oregon.
Portland (population just under 600,000) is known as the City of Roses. The unofficial motto is "KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD". I have to admit it can be a little weird around here, but it keeps things interesting.
One of the things I love about this area are the eateries! I'm not a huge lover of chicken wings, but the chicken wings at Pok Pok are to die for! They must make their chickens do bench presses because they are loaded with meat and the flavor is amazing!
|Pok Pok SE Portland|
|The Waffle Window SE Portland|
Every year Portland celebrates with it's famous Rose Festival. The highlight of which is the Grand Floral Parade. The floats are covered with thousands of roses. This year marked the parade's 100th year! We used to take the kids down to watch the parade when they were lithe - very sweet memories.
|Grand Floral Parade Portland, Oregon|
Portland has great weather for growing beautiful roses. We have a gorgeous International Rose Test Garden filled with 7,000 rose plants and over 500 different varieties. I can still smell them! ahhh....
If you visit on a weekend you must go to the Saturday Market (Saturday & Sundays March - December). This weekly gathering, along the Willamette River, of artisans, musicians, food carts and more started in 1974 and is currently the largest continually operating outdoor arts and crafts market in the states.
This is the quilt block Moda designed for me. It is made using Candy precuts from my Bit's and Pieces line. To print out a free pattern for this block click here.
|Free pattern with limited kits available!|
Sorry, all of the kits have been sold. Thank you!
THE BEST FOR LAST!
Congratulations to The Muggle Puggle, Karen, Heather A and Charlotte. I have contacted the winners to let them know. Thanks to EVERYONE that left a comment! They were fun to read through!
Sweetwater and V and Co.