On Friday, Chris turned the big 27.
We spent all weekend celebrating!
(calories don't count on birthday weekends)

Opening up his presents:
(a coffee grinder)
and espresso machine:
With the help of Lauren's hubby Craig, Chris is learning the fine art of 
home coffee roasting/espresso making. 

The first batch of Chris' beans!:
After presents we went out to breakfast to an awesome little 
hipster-run Swedish restauraunt called Broder. Don't let the hipster fool you...it's amazing.

sidenote: as we were getting out of our car I spotted this gem of a house. 
Trans Am in the driveway and toilet on the lawn. 
Keepin it classy Portland.

And here are my boys, excited for a tasty birthday breakfast:
Anyways, back to Broder...
the decor is pretty much what I want my house to look like:
and the sweet light fixture:
and the shelves with random, cute things... 
It feels like a house and I could stay all day long.
On to the food...
 solstice bord. aebleskivers. lefsa with baked eggs. amazing.
For birthday dinner we grabbed Lucy's with ten of our friends:
Eight of us ended up wearing green army jackets.
Green army jackets are where it's at.
After burgers we went to Ruby Jewel for some ice cream. 
Always amazing.
Saturday morning we went to the Portland Farmer's Market with Chris' family to celebrate.
I didn't get a picture of my Pine State biscuits and gravy with an egg on top because it was freezing and started pouring on us and I just wanted to eat it.

After breakfast, we walked around and grabbed a chocolate panini roll and a macaron from Pearl Bakery.  Then we rolled home.
Actually, Bennett jumped in his first puddle and loved every minute of it.
Then we rolled home.
Sunday morning, the Hartmanns  came over for waffles and Craig helped Chris figure out how to use his new toys. He made us all drinks and put Starbucks to shame on his first try. Watch out Stumptown!
the first taste:
Oh and my new custom earrings arrived from Upper Metal Class. 
Love them!


  1. Cole on April 5, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    I love the Swedish restaurant you went to! That lighting fixture is wonderful.

  2. Sarah on April 5, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    What a fun birthday weekend for Chris (and you)!
    Tony has been telling us we need to try Broder!

  3. Beatriz Craven... That Girl in Pearls on April 6, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Yum, yum, yum! Looks like you know how to live the good life.

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

    That Girl in Pearls

  4. kira on April 6, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    You guys did eat a lot of good food last weekend! Sounds like my kind of birthday.

    Those hamburgers were so good. I want to go back and try all of them!

  5. Lauren on April 6, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    yay for lots of har har time this weekend :). and yay for yummy food and coffee!!

    i'm so excited for saturday - yummy brunch + becca time + a great day :).


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