Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Portland Trip Recap

Last weekend we traveled to Portland to attend the Mr's 10 year High School Reunion and see a bunch of his friends and family. The reunion was a lot of fun, but the stuff we did with the Mr's friends surrounding the reunion was even more fun.

On Friday we went wine tasting in Dundee Oregon. We tasted a lot of great Pinot Noirs and some other pretty good Pinot Gris and Blancs. It's definitely a Pinot region up there.

The landscape there is beautiful up there!

Here we are at Bella Vida.

One of our favorite places was Torii Mor Winery. Here we are at Torii Mor with some of the Mr's HS friends who came tasting with us.

Another vineyard that we loved was Winderlea. In fact, their Pinot Noir was our favorite. And they have a gorgeous view off the back deck of their tasting room.

We visited at total of 5 vineyards/wineries in Dundee. Bella Vida, Erath, Torii Mor, Lange, and Winderlea.

Our favorites by far were Torii Mor and Winderlea. The rest were good, but those were great!

Friday night 12 of us went out to dinner at the Mr's favorite Portland Restaurant, Ringside Steakhouse. So good and so fun to really get to see people and connect! In fact, it was such a great time that I forgot to take any pictures at dinner.

Saturday morning went on a hike with the Mr's Mom and Dad and we then met up with the Mr's brother and his fiance, Katie, for lunch. At lunch Katie asked me if I'd be in her wedding party! I was so touched and honored!

So after lunch Katie and I headed over to David's Bridal. Here we are, all smiles!

We tried on a ton of dresses. This is Katie's sister and me in a couple of our favorite chiffon ones.

Then the Mr. and I headed to The Nines hotel to get ready for the reunion.

We took a couple of pictures by the elevator and then my camera battery died. So I didn't get pictures at the reunion (sad!)

Dressed and ready for the reunion...

The reunion was at the Jupiter Hotel. The Mr. and I agreed that Facebook has made reunions a lot less climatic, but it was a lot of fun nevertheless.

Have any of you attend your 10 reunion? How was it?


Joanna B. @ Newlywed Tales said...

It looks like you had an amazing trip! wine tasting how fun!! That dress is darling on you!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

My ten year reunion is next year and at the moment, I feel no strong desire to go. But I probably will..

you look adorable in that dress!

REBrown said...

The black bridesmaid's dress is the way to go...it looks great on you!


Lindsay said...

I agree that facebook kinda ruins the suspense of reunions. My ten year is next year...oh my!

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

this reminds me that my 10 year reunion is coming up!

Lindsay said...

Facebook definitely ruins reunions, everybody already knows exactly what's going on with everyone! I'm sure it was fun to socialize and whatnot though. My five year reunion (I'm a baby, I know) was last year and I didn't go simply because I already knew what everyone was doing, and really, how interesting is a five year? Not very. At least I don't think so anyway.

It looks like you guys had a lot of fun this weekend though, and I love that blue dress on you! Very pretty!

Rachel said...

Yes Yes about facebook! I'll still probably go to mine, but only because I was a class officer and I know I'll be helping with planning. At least I've still got 2 years, I was an '02 grad.

Looks like a fun weekend for you guys! Makes me want to go back to Oregon!!

Newlywed and Decorating said...

Love your dress for the reunion! So pretty. And the vineyard views are gorgeous.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

It looks like it was a great time! I have my 10 year in 2 years and I'll probably attend.

Sonya said...

Looks like fun! Is it sad that I'm a little glad the facebook might take the surprise out of a reunion? I just don't care for reunions. I went to our 5 yr, but the 10 yr was on my b-day and not the ideal way to spend my b-day. Not many people attend anyway!

Shoshanah said...

My 10 year reunion is about a year away. I do agree that facebook has made things a lot less climatic, because I pretty much know what most of the people I went to high school are up too. But I still think I might go. If only because it gives me a good excuse to head back home.

skinnyrunner.com said...

i was just in portland!
ive never attended a reunion and probably wont. im too lazy. but it looks fun to get dressed up, you guys look cute!

Nicole-Lynn said...
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Nicole-Lynn said...

Love the dresses :) My bridesmaids are wearing a similar AA chiffon dress!

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