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The ongoing adventures of Keven and Piet in Portland, Oregon.


How to turn 30, if you're me.

On Monday I turned the grand age of 30. To commemorate the day I decided to have a day to myself to do a few of my favorite things. So, for posterity, here's a brief run down of how I spent the day.

10 am

I stopped by my favourite coffee shop (Albina Press), managed to grab my favourite couch, and enjoyed a latte and croissant with my headphones in, my hoody up, and a book.

11:30 am

I headed over to NW 23rd Ave, popped into a thrift store I like and found myself a nice shirt, because I'm 30 and I deserve a new shirt. While I was in the area I stopped by Sammy's flowers and picked up something nice for my wife.

12:30 pm

I delivered the ’something nice’ and enjoyed a Gelato lunch with my wife.

1:30 pm

Django at 1000 acres

I popped home to pickup our greyhound Django and we went for a long walk at 1000 acres dog park. If you don't know, 1000 acres is a 1400 acre wilderness area with trails, specifically designated for dog walking. Django and I had the park to ourselves due to the rain. It's always great to see Django romping, sprinting, and generally being a happy dog.

4 pm

I dropped Django off and got to Multnomah Whiskey Library just as it opened. I got a nice comfy leather chair and explained to the server that I had no real clue about scotch except that I liked Oban. He suggested a flight of three scotches, which I enjoyed while continuing my book.

Multnomah Whiskey Library

6:30 pm

The last stop for the day was dinner with my wife and friends at Screen Door. I cannot understate how much I love the fried chicken. Everyone ordered it and everyone loved it.

All in all, a pretty terrific day.

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