Jason’s birthday falls right before Christmas and a few years back we began a tradition of staying a night downtown to celebrate. Walking among the Christmas hustle and bustle of shoppers and holiday lights (and this year, falling snowflakes!). Now that we have kids we make the required stop at Finnegan’s Toys. A nice quiet dinner out (such a rare treat these days), we reflect on the past 12 months and talk about our plans for the coming year.
I love discovering new and different hotels. So many unique boutique hotels have opened in Portland recently and this year we chose the Hotel Deluxe. Art Deco décor meets film noir style. Very old Hollywood. Perfect for a cozy little getaway just across the river.