The Benson

Birthday Weekend in Downtown Portland

For my 21st birthday, my mom, aunt, and I went to downtown Portland for the weekend. We stayed at the Benson Hotel, which is beautifully restored. The marble and iron staircase at the Benson Hotel


A picture of me, standing in front of a mirror on the staircase at The Benson Hotel

We had a meal at the Ringside Steakhouse, where the pastry chef wished me a "Happy Birthday." It was really pretty.

Creme Brulee at the Ringside restaurant. "Happy Birthday" is written on the plate.

We had high tea at The Heathman. The room we had tea in was amazing. And the pastry chef there also wished me a "Happy Birthday." This plate was also fantastic. I love having afternoon tea. It might be my favorite thing to do.

A huge painting hung on the wall at The Heathman Hotel

Chandelier and wood paneling at The Heathman

Chandelier and wood paneling at The Heathman

Desesrt at the Heathman at afternoon tea. "Happy Birthday" is written on the plate.

Also, while we were in Portland, got to do quite a bit of shopping. We went to Nordstrom and picked up a few things at their Anniversary Sale. My aunt bought me two jackets for my birthday, a beautiful brown leather jacket, and a pretty black rain jacket. When we went to Anthropologie, I found a necklace and earrings that I pinned to Pinterest a few weeks ago and my mom bought them for me.

Three shopping bags, two from Nordstrom, one from Anthropologie.

We also went to Powell's Books. It was incredible how many books they have. For one of our dinner, we had some Indonesian food from Satay Indonesia, a food truck nearby.

There was much more we wanted to do in Portland but didn't have the time for. Maybe next time!