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

Brew Pubs

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

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.


Champagne Toast

Friday, September 18, 2015 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Portland Art Museum courtyard
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Champagne and desserts!  As twilight descends, come and hang out with Eliza and David for an informal evening of bubbles and sweets.  We will gather at the Portland Art Museum in their outdoor sculpture-filled upper courtyard.  All are welcome, so bring your smile and sweet tooth and we will party like tomorrow’s a wedding day!  Don’t forget to RSVP.

There may or may not be toast …

Portland Art Museum


Sunday, September 20, 2015 9:00 am – Noon
Kells Irish Pub
112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Hangover cure.  Last chance to hang with Eliza and David in an iconic Portland location before we disappear to an undisclosed destination somewhere in the western hemisphere.

Enter through the leftmost door that takes you straight upstairs and follow the breakfast-y aromas.  Veggie and vegan options will be available as well.  Remember to get your RSVP on ahead of time.

WARNING: The Race for the Cure is happening at the waterfront on Sunday, near Kell’s. Parking will be difficult. There are plenty of parking garages nearby, but they may fill up. If you are staying at the Hilton (or anywhere else downtown), it is a short walk to Kell’s.

Kells Irish Pub