Monday, June 27, 2011

A Perfect Day in Portland

In front of Mt. Hood, from the Japanese Garden

Sunshine, 75 degrees, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, tea picnic, shopping, dinner out....all shared with my friend Sweetcakes.  A perfect day in Portland!


A picnic tea party
Strawberries, sugar snap peas and rosemary (in the sandwich) from my garden

Can't get enough of that view!

Light playing in the trees, Japanese Garden

Champagne cake dessert, Papa Haydn (THE place in town for desserts)

12 comments:

{ T G L } said...

That DOES sound like a great day and the view is truly stunning. What a great idea to go on a tea picnic. How did you keep the tea hot?

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Steph said...

I have a stainless steel thermos with the push-button top that keeps tea piping hot! I brew it at home, put in the thermos and go. It's works amazingly well.

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful! I wish I was there RIGHT NOW! There used to be a lovely tea room in the carriage house at Pittock Mansion. You would have loved it! I wish it were still there. . .

. . .rambling on about favorite places.

Your picnic tea = perfect!

mep said...

Oh that view, oh that CAKE! Glorious!

massagematters said...

looks like a great day! Love the pic of the two of you.

Esmerelda said...

So glad you had nice time. Jealous as heck that I wasn't there!

La Tea Dah said...

Yes, Stephanie, I am hooked on Instagram! LOL! Hopefully it will wear thin (for me) before everyone gets tired of it. It really is fun!

Steph said...

If you like peanut butter, you MUST try the georgian peanut butter mouse at Papa Haydn's... its fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Great to see two such dear friends against that lovely backdrop! MKP

Marilyn said...

What a perfect day. Love Papa Haydn's for dessert. My favorite is the meringue with cream and usually strawberries and a drizzle of chocolate. Now I must go. Love seeing your tea picnic too.

Marlena said...

Goodness, Steph, it really and truly is perfect. Friends, food, views, hooray for you and Sweetcakes!

parTea lady said...

The Japanese Garden is such a beautiful place for a tea picnic. Your garden bounty looks delicious and that Champagne cake -yummy.