Month: November 2008

I’m Baaack

I left Portland, OR yesterday at 7am and drove for 10 hours straight through (stopped in Medford, OR for gas).  I had a really good time seeing my family again.  I was cleaning up the house but the computer was calling to me.  It is going to be another busy day today so I had better get off this thing.  I’m drinking the Stumptown Hollister Mountain Blend coffee this morning and man is that some good stuff.  I scanned the labels of the coffee I got when I was there (Hair Bender and Hollister Mountain).  I’ve said many times I don’t understand why so many people love Peet’s Coffee.  Don’t get me wrong it is good stuff too but I’d take Starbucks over Peet’s any day.  I also have to admit I have probably bought into the Starbucks marketing.  I can be bought people.  :)  I tried Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend (see I buy into their little marketing campaigns) and I can’t say I would buy it again.  There, that should stir the coffee pot and get people commenting!  My favorite coffee places in order:

  1. Stumptown
  2. Tully’s
  3. Starbucks
  4. Peet’s
  5. Seattle’s Best

IKEA

So I know this is going to sound really odd but prior to Friday night I had never been to an IKEA.  My parents wanted to get Tyler a little table for him to do activity stuff on and I have to say that place is crazy big isn’t it?  I took a picture of the table in the store and I know Tyler is going to love it.  It was funny because by the end of my visit my parents would say “that is going to go on your blog now isn’t it”?  Even funnier when they would say “um that isn’t going on your blog is it”?  This is my life people, exciting stuff.  :)  I also got a coffee press for a whopping $13.00 which I can’t wait to try.

Stumptown Coffee On Hawthorne Boulevard

Went to Stumptown Coffee this morning with my parents on Hawthorne Boulevard in Portland.  The one on Division Street has coffee roasting but we missed a few turns and decided to go to another one (next time I come for a visit I’ll go to the one on Division Street).  It was a smaller cafe than the one downtown but being on Hawthorne Boulevard it was definitely more “artsy”.  I took the above pictures.  :)