PDX Guide: Lunch at Lardo

For lunch last week, my friend Katy and I went to to Lardo for lunch.

I’d read some really great reviews of it, so I had been wanting to try it for a while.

The day was beautiful, so we were able to sit outside in the tent.


I loved this sign!


My sandwich, The Amurican, which had barbecued bologna. (sounds weird, it was good)



Looks delicious, doesn’t it?

Their whole menu looked great, and I had a hard time choosing!

You Need to Know:


1212 SE Hawthorn Blvd, 1205 SW Washington St or 4090 N Williams Ave

Hours : 11AM – 10PM Everyday for N Williams & SW Washington and Sunday-Thursday 11AM – 11PM, Friday-Saturday 11AM – 12AM

I highly recommend this place! It was great for lunch!

Movie Review: If I Stay


Last Tuesday, my friend Alexis and I went to see an advanced screening of If I Stay.

It was SO good. We both cried a lot, but the movie was fantastic.

The movie is set in Portland, which is why they had a screening here. 

It was put on by Refinery29, which was fantastic!

After the showing they had hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

They showed the movie at the Mission Theatre, which is a McMenamins (an Oregon brewery with many locations).  

We had ciders during the movie and popcorn. They also served basil lemonade, which was great!



Alexis and I had a wonderful time!

IMG_0205We also received tattoos and other goodies!

We could tweet into a vending machine and got lunch bags with sunglasses, chapstick and mints!


I would totally recommend the movie. It comes out August 22nd!


PDX Guide: Breakfast at Sweedeedee

A couple of months ago, my friend Kimina suggested we try Sweedeedee in North Portland for breakfast.

I had never heard of it, but I’m always up for a new restaurant!

We got there, and the line was pretty long, and the restaurant is pretty small (as all good restaurants in Portland are).

When we were in line, the lady working there told us it would take an hour to get our food, but we decided to stick it out.

Luckily you can grab a little piece of bread or cake or something.

I got a piece of Almond Cake and Kimina had a piece of zucchini bread.

They give you a cup for coffee and then have you sit outside while you wait for your table.

Sweedeedee Brunch

Luckily, they sat us right after we had sat down on the curb outside.

Sweedeedee Almond Cake

Looks great, huh?

Sweedeedee Avocado Toast

Kimina and I both got the avocado toast. It was on brown bread, which was a little heavy for the avocados, but I liked it.

It also came with an egg which was good, and a salad.

I really liked Sweedeedee. If I was to go back, I would get the potato plate, which sounded amazing!

You Need to Know:


5202 N. Albina Ave (One block North of Alberta)

Hours: Monday- Saturday 8:00-4:00, Sunday 8:00-2:00

We went on Sunday around 10:30, I would recommend going a little earlier, but the line was WAY longer as we were leaving.

PDX Guide: Happy Hour at 23Hoyt

Last week, my soon to be room mate, Kristen, and I went to happy hour at 23Hoyt.

Neither of us had been there, but the drinks are cheap, and it’s pretty close to our new apartment.

The atmosphere is really cozy, and kind of Anthropologie-esque.

To drink, I had a Le Jus du Soleil, which is Vodka, peche, soda and peychoads (whatever that is). It was refreshing, but quite strong.

Le Jus du Soleil

Kristen and I both had the Bibb Lettuce Wedge. I really liked it, the goat cheese dressing was delicious!

Bibb Lettuce Wedge

Of course, I also had the hand-cut fries with garlic aioli! So good!

Fries with Aioli

I also ordered the Mac & Cheese, which was fantastic. I gobbled it up before I remembered to take a photo!

Kristen had the fried almonds, and they were quite good, after we figured out what they were!

You Need to Know:


Corner of NW 23rd and Hoyt

Happy Hour: 4:00-6:30 (Mon-Fri), 2:00-6:30 (Sat & Sun), Late Night 9:00-11:00 (Fri & Sat)

I’ve heard their dinner is quite good as well.

Let me know if you have any recommendations for Portland restaurants!

PDX Guide: Dinner at Jamison

Last night, my sorority sister, Alexis, and I went to dinner at Jamison.

It was SO good!

It’s in the Pearl District of Portland, right on Jamison Square (hence, the name).

It’s really cute, the decor is minimal, but lovely. They even had some fireplaces on! Which was great, even though it’s finally getting warmer here in Portland.

Luckily, we got there in time for Happy Hour. We were both bummed because their website said that it only went until 5 (our reservation was at 5:30), so we were happily surprised that it lasted until 6!

To drink, we both had the Portonico, which is white port, tonic and lemon. It was delicious! It was really refreshing!


I had seen pictures of their flatbreads, so I knew I wanted to have one! I got the pear, bleu cheese crema, walnut, sorel and lemon.


It was SO good! I loved it! I’m a huge huge fan of bleu cheese and pear on pretty much anything (even ice cream [Salt & Straw]).

Alexis had a buffalo chicken flatbread which also looked good!

We had a great time chatting & I would definitely go back soon!

You Need to Know:


900 NW 11th Avenue (between Kearney and Lovejoy)

Happy Hour: 4:00-5:30 (6:00 in the winter)

They also serve brunch which also looks great!

I’m going to try and write up cool restaurants that I go to (and believe me, I have a list).

Let me know if you like this and what you would like to see more of!