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Here's the last of my Seattle-Portland diaries.
- rooftop access meant nice views of the city -
- checked out the interesting gum wall -
- coffee & breakfast at Storyville -
- last morning stroll around the Pike Place market -
And a special shout out to two of my girlfriends who accompanied me to this trip! Giving you a little background, these two were my high school classmates from 2004 and we haven't really spent this much time together since we all moved here from the Philippines. This turned out to be one of the most memorable trips I've had not only because of Seattle & Portland itself but also because of the endless stories and reminiscing we did. I can't wait for the next one!

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Before heading back to Seattle, I quickly grabbed coffee at Heart and managed to visit the Portland Japanese Garden. For someone who lives in flat prairies, I really appreciated the uneven landscapes, lush greens and the general topography here. After grabbing Mexican food for lunch, we drove back to Seattle and started packing our luggages for the flight home the following day. 

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Portland is Stumptown
Powell's Books, largest independent bookstore in the world
Ace Hotel Portland, first time here!
Donut fix ℅ Blue Star Donuts
My girlfriends and I decided to take a quick road trip to Portland, Oregon. Of course, I grabbed the opportunity to spend time with them and wander around this hipster city. From staying at the Ace Hotel, discovering local cafes & gourmet donuts and visiting lifestyle shops & the infamous Powell's bookstore, Portland was the perfect place for us to get away from the bustle of Seattle.