First up was Portland, where we explored lots of different neighborhoods, all within their own attitude. Much like San Francisco, Portland has many areas to wander and shop, eat, and explore. After visiting the Saturday Farmer's Market, walking by the river to see the many bridges, and taking the streetcar through downtown, we spent some time walking in the Mississippi St. area. This neighborhood was new to me, and I loved the indie feel and all the antique shops. One shop I particularly liked was Flutter - full of things I could not resist!
And don't miss the amazing pizza at The Mississippi Pizza Pub! Other eats we loved in Portland too: Beast for a delicious and unforgettable dinner, and breakfast at Isabel and Lovejoy Bakery.
Next we went to Boise, which I thought would be an unlikely spot for high fashion. Boy, was I wrong! While walking downtown, we came across the fabulous shop, Fancy Pants. I loved their selection of designer denim, cute dresses, and unique jewelry. I bought a beautiful Rebecca Taylor dress that will be perfect for summer. Across the street was an amazing Anthropologie as well - great layout and lots of cute home decor, where I picked up 2 cute tops!
*image courtesy of fancy pants
After making our way through Idaho to Jackson, Wyoming and exploring Yellowstone National Park, we wandered around downtown Jackson Hole. I found the lovely boutique Terra, which also carries mens and kids clothes as well. At Terra, I couldn't help but buy a cozy Vince tunic, the perfect layering piece for the ever-changing weather on our trip.
*image courtesy of terra
While in Jackson, a few restaurants you must check out: Cafe Genevieve (grilled cheese and tomato soup is the best), Trio, and Rendezvous Bistro. I highly recommend the cute bed and breakfast that we stayed in - Alpine House. Also visit the Million Dollar Cowboy bar - how can you not get a drink in a bar with that name?! We did some souvenir shopping along the way too, and enjoyed discovering new places together. Of course we did a lot of other things on our trip than just shop, but that's for another post...