Archive for the ‘Portland’ Category


September 1, 2011

Most striking feature:

The Macbooks. It was like Cloud Seven Cafe was around the corner of an Apple store because everyone in here was working on their Macbook. It’s a good place to come alone, check your mail and get in touch with the local Macbook users (don’t even think of bringing your Windows laptop in here, because I think you will cause a stir). I’ve ordered a chicken salad on a Yam Bum and a coke. We’re in Portland so it’s not the normal Coke, but the green version of it. Without the sugar and produced in an honest way. I loved this place also because of their lamps.

Check out:


March 17, 2011

When this post is published I’m in an airplane to Portland, Oregon. I will be there for 5 days to make a report of it for Dutch magazine Marie Claire. It will be published in June – so my recommendations for Portland follow after the June issue hit the stores. But I can tell you one thing: I will be staying at the Ace Hotel in Portland. I’m so thrilled because a stay at a Ace Hotel stands for ultimate hotspot behaviour – so now I definitely join the group of cool travellers 😉

Are you travelling to Portland sooner than June or living in another country and want my recommendations? Sent me an e-mail at

(Picture from, click here for more images and information about the Ace Hotel in Portland)


September 13, 2010

Don’t you love a handwritten note from your loved one?
Start the process by writing them yourself. Ofcourse you can use simple post-its, but how about these lovely ‘love notes’ from Tokketok? You can buy them at the newly opened shop Alder & Co in Portland. They collect all things pretty from America – and sometimes from Europe and Japan.

Price: 4 euro. Check out:


April 9, 2010

3 reasons to stay at Ace Hotel:

  1. Every room is different so you never get bored
  2. The amenities (like the Survival Guide) are très cool
  3. Your fellow guests are all creative designlovers, so good for networking as well

They have an Ace Hotel in Portland, Seattle, Palm Springs and New York. Rates start at 100 dollar a night. Check:

Images: collage of all the Ace Hotels.