Associated in Portland, Oregon!

Had a dinner date with my friend, Madison, at a restaurant called Associated, which offers amazing pizzas, tacos, and signature cocktails!

Madison ordered the pizza called the 'Sit Down. I Think I Love You,' which is vegan and $14.00 dollars! It includes a creamy cauliflower base, roasted mushroom, buffalo sauce, and celery.

I ordered the pizza called the 'American Pie', which was $14.00 dollars! It includes a tomato sauce base, mozzarella, Italian sausage, pepperoni, and basil.

I ordered the drink called 'Caught in the Rain,' which was $11.00 dollars! It included a house rum blend, pineapple, and coconut

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Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon!

My friend, Caet, and I had the opportunity to visit the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon!

“For more than 50 years, the Portland Japanese Garden has been a haven of serenity and tranquility, nestled in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon. It is considered the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan and one of the foremost Japanese cultural organizations in North America. As a top visitor destination in Oregon, the Portland Japanese Garden originally served 30,000 annual visitors. The Garden now welcomes more than 350,000 guests per year, a number that continues to grow annually.” More information about the Japanese Garden: Here. 

When Caet and I first entered the Japanese Garden, we had the opportunity to be a part of a traditional tea ceremony in one of their buildings that was at the top of the stairs called Tsubo-Niwa. Really glad that we had the opportunity to be a part of a traditional tea ceremony because we learned so much about tea and tea etiquette!

After the traditional tea ceremony, Caet and I walked around the Japanese Garden which I will explain more in depth below!

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Entrance to the Flat Garden.

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The Flat Garden led to the Pavillion Gallery.

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Me standing at the Pavilion Gallery.

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The Pavillion Gallery overlooked the Flat Garden.

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The Pavillion Gallery overlooked the Flat Garden.

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Entrance to the Sand and Stone Garden.

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Natural Garden.

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Nature Garden.

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Sand and Stone Garden.

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Sand and Stone Garden.

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Waterfall in the Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Ellie M. Hill Bonsai Terrace.

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Ellie M. Hill Bonsai Terrace.

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Ellie M. Hill Bonsai Terrace.

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Ellie M. Hill Bonsai Terrace.

Overall, the Japanese Garden was so beautiful! They recently did a remodel, which had a 33.5 million dollar expansion budget. If you ever decide to visit Portland, Oregon, this is a must see!

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Light Pink Striped Dress!

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I loved walking around Portland, Oregon in this beautiful light pink striped dress. Since it was a little chilly outside, I decided to wear my leather jacket over it!

Dress: Forever 21
Leather Jacket: H&M
Shoes: Steve Madden

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