i have officially been back in maine for two weeks. things are still crazy and up in the air, but i am starting to feel a little bit more like i am staying here and not just on vacation. i do miss somerville (and boston), but i am falling back in love with some of my favorite portland things. and luckily, there is so much still to discover in the city i spent most of my life.
here is a little of what i have been up to..
pat (my new brother) // silly's back yard
our first meal back in portland was sunday brunch at silly's. i knew they had a back deck, but man, i had no idea how big and wonderful it was! not to mention it was 80 degrees. this was the perfect meal after day two of our move, which was super easy with our lovely family helping to move us into our storage unit.
back cove // pretty portland
latte with rachel // bard coffee
lunch break // congress square park
first friday art walk // space gallery
drinks with kim, pat, and terry // the bearded lady's jewel box
selfies and shopping // my happy place (aka goodwill)
all of the lights // bayside bowl
apple picking // thompson's orchard
house hunting // old orchard beach
triple date dinner // empire
last day of work // urban outfitters
late night salt + vinegar fries // nosh
fall on saturday // portland
donut line // the holy donut
one of our saturday rituals in somerville was coffee from bloc 11 and then waiting in line for donuts at union square donuts. today was the same saturday, but in a different city. today was coffee at tandem and donuts from holy donut, line included. now it is official, this is what the farmer's market does to a donut shop!
moscow mule // central provisions
basically, we ate our way back into portland. starting with silly's, stopping at pai men miyake, had a little el rayo, some duck fat, and ended at lunch at central provisions yesterday with my mom. we have barely made a dent in the food scene here in portland and along with the great coffee and cocktails, i can't wait to keep eating here.
as for the other aspects of my new portland life, i ended my time with urban outfitters on friday. it was very sad to leave, but there was not a position here in portland for me. i do not have a new job yet, but i am certainly looking. i will be selling vintage at the portland flea-for-all very soon, so keep an eye out for that! as for where i am living, terry and i both currently living with our parents. we decided to start the apartment search once we were in portland, so wish us luck! overall, i am very excited to be back.