24 Hours in Portland

portland new shops
Returning to Portland for a short visit is always a treat. There’s never enough time to see everyone and do everything I want to. I don’t base myself in Portland for the trips back, so the visits into the city tend to be of the 24 hour nature. Here are 10 new places I fell in love with this time around. For more favorites in Portland, old and new, check out my Instagram travel guide #frolictravelguideportland. Enjoy!
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Apothecary Jars

apothecary jars
I am having a summer respite in the Pacific Northwest. The lavender at my parent’s farm thrives in the dry, mountain climate here. My mom likes to dry hers so we filled these old-fashioned apothecary jars with lavender to store them to last as long as possible so she can use them in baking and hopefully soon in goat milk soap she’s learning to make. The black, glass apothecary jars keep the ingredients dark and cool so they stay fresh longer than your average jar. Plus, they have a beautiful old-world feel that reminds me of the old apothecary shops in Lisbon.
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Porto’s Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

porto jardins do palacio
If you find yourself in Porto, Portugal, make time for the Jardins do Palacio de Cristal. I spent a couple of hours wandering the formal gardens, forests, and riverside trails of this park. Along the trails you’ll find incredible views over the Douro River. Enjoy this visual tour of the gardens designed in the 19th century by Emille David. At the time I went the gardens were overflowing with camellias!
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Introducing: Wood Fiber Clay

I am pleased to introduce a new shop today, out of the Napa Valley, owners Kelley and Lisa, niece and aunt, have combined their interior, floral, and business backgrounds to create a special new shop and studio with thoughtfully made, fair-trade products and exclusive collaborations with local craftspeople. Kelley says, “Our makers are a mix of friends, creatives we admire, and suppliers with a like-minded focus on sustainability and responsible production.” Today I am sharing a few of my favorite products from Wood Fiber Clay, that offer beauty and function for any home.
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