Saturday, April 21, 2012

opening day, pdx + a 10K.

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Last weekend, Heather + I soaked up the 60 degrees + sunshine that permeated the Pacific Northwest just long enough to renew my faith in Mother Nature's promise of summer for us to enjoy opening day at the Mariners Game Friday night, head to Portland Saturday afternoon and run a 10K early Sunday morning. We stayed at a quaint, historic hotel downtown within walking distance to a lovely sushi restaurant and more importantly, a froyo bar. The race appropriately titled "Bridge to Brews" started at one of Portland's many breweries, took you over the Fremont bridge, down through the Pearl District and then back over another bridge before ending at a finish line outside the brewery with many pale ales on tap. When beer for breakfast did not satiate the starvation mode I entered after running six miles, we waited in line with batman + all of PDX's weird quirky locals {Portlandia is real, y'all} to enjoy one of Pine State Biscuits delightful Reggie biscuits... complete with fried chicken.  Before heading back to Seattle later that evening, we meandered through the copious number of beards + tye-dye Saturday Market near the waterfront and took advantage of the no sales tax awesomeness that just might be the only reason I would ever return to that eccentric? city. 

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