Last weekend, our little family made the trek over to our local farmer's market and coffee shop. It was lovely to venture a bit more through the neighborhood and get to know our area. The farmer's market is small, but then again we are used to PSU's farmer's market (which is GINORMOUS). It's actually Portland's only international farmer's market, which isn't surprising considering how greatly diverse our neighborhood is. There were Russian families selling Russian baked goods, Native Americans selling smoked salmon, and lots more. There was even a toddler booth where little ones could hang out and color, play with blocks, etc. Salem made a friend and they were sharing crayons (she loves to share!).
The coffee shop was a terrific surprise. It's huge inside! They have a stage and shows there (even open mic and rent it out for special events). There's a loft area on one side of the cafe with couches that's real cozy for readers or loungers. There's also a carpeted kids area with lots of toys to play with, which Salem and I were both huge fans of because she could run over and play, while I sat and enjoyed my iced decaf soy vanilla late with the hubs!
Oh, how I love our little neighborhood!