On Friday, my sisters and I rented a SUV with our cousins to drive from Seattle to Portland!We had a fun time in the rainstorms and traffic, singing to awesome songs like Mirrors by Justin Timberlake and Lips Are Movin by Meghan Trainor. We picked up the maid of honor in Kelso before meeting a few more ladies in Portland at our hotel. We loved staying at the Residence Inn Riverplace because we could walk everywhere and have a kitchenette for making snacks throughout the weekend. (Nachos with Mr. F’s salsa were the perfect touch in the middle of the night!) On Friday night, we walked to Departure for drinks and dinner. It was highly recommended on Open Table, Trip Advisor and friends. It did not disappoint! We had fun taking fabulous photos too. We loved the views from the bar too. I love getting pictures with my sisters and cousins! The fancy dim sum was fantastic and our waiter was pretty cute. It was the perfect prep for Magic Mike. We also got to meet the chef, Top Chef, finalist Gregory Gourdet! We savored his scallops and the short rib steamed buns.
After dinner, we grabbed a quick drink and wandered through Target, while waiting for the late viewing of Magic Mike XXL at the Living Room Theaters. It was an awesome first night of the bachelorette weekend.