Her Brideship

She is an engineer (but not ballistics… little too liberal for that noise)
Eliza is an engineer

She loves to travel.
Eliza in Venice

She loves knitting.
Eliza loves knitting and coffee

Between coffee and a mimosa, she can’t decide.
Eliza coffee vs mimosa

She is down with the kitties.
Eliza with kitty

The Groom

He is an engineer who thinks he’s a scientist …
David the Scientist

But is confused by this simple medieval astrolabe.
David the Scientist?

Loves to travel.
David in Venice

Totally gets the flowers.  We Buds.
David with flowers

He will stick his fingers in things, whether appropriate …
David finger_1

… questionable.
David finger_2

David finger_3

… or downright rude.
David finger_4

And sometimes things go wrong.
David finger_5

David finger_6

Has a somewhat problematic relationship with kitties.
David with kitty


  • Glowing GreensGlow-in-the-dark pirate putt putt!
  • OMSIScience plus a submarine and planetarium
  • Ground KontrolClassic arcade, adults only after 7 (beer!) – Groom has standing Joust challenge…
  • Guardian GamesFavorite local game store



Brew Pubs

With 53 breweries with the city limits, Portland is known as Brewvana for a reason!  Check out some of our favorites.


It’s not just for Sundays (it’s a Saturday thing too! Get there early.)  These are the places that the Bride & Groom frequent, there are many other great options as well.

Natures and Gardens

  • Portland Waterfront – A mile stroll between the Hawthorne and Steel bridges
  • Rose GardenRose test garden, may or may not be terribly exciting by September
  • Japanese GardensBeautiful gardens year round, pretty view of downtown – closed for renovations September – March 2016 =(
  • Chinese GardenWalled garden in the heart of the city
  • Forest ParkHiking trails within the city. North America’s largest park.
  • Hoyt ArboretumPart of Forest park
  • Gorge / Waterfalls – Spend a wonderful afternoon amongst some of Oregon’s most beautiful scenery.  An hour drive, but completely worth it. Take I-84E then the historic highway east.