If We Were Having Coffee… Friends Time!

Today’s post is a part of the Weekend Coffee Share, graciously hosted by Part Time Monster every weekend. A time for us to come together, share a cup of coffee (or our beverage of choice) to share some of what is going on in our lives.  It’s a lovely check-in!

If We Were Having Coffee I would all sorts of things to tell you!

Last Sunday I went to a Gluten-Free Fest, and got to eat all sorts of yummy food (and got a ridiculous amount of swag!)

IMG_20150927_145630I’ve been lucky, since I had to go Gluten-Free I’ve lived in a number of places where there are good options – and Portland has been amazing for it.  Still, though, it can be hard (especially to find quick-grab options) so it was awesome to get to see some of the products that are out there.  What I’m most excited about is the fact that Cheerio’s is going Gluten-Free for five of their cereals (including Multi-Grain and Honey-Oat which are my two favorites)!

Sunday night I enjoyed the Lunar Eclipse. I love the sky at night, but usually exciting sky events are happening too late for me to be awake.  This time I was able to be awake and could see it without having to leave my neighborhood (light pollution makes it awfully hard to see a lot of the stars, but the moon shone bright enough)!

The work week went fine for me — I’ve been enjoying the Go Play, Go Learn activity that people have been doing for my History Challenge — and am looking forward to more potential collaboration with Nerd In The Brain on Go Play, Go Learn Challenges!

Friday, though, was my grand adventure.  A friend came into town (as she does about once a year) and so Friday night was the start of the Weekend fun.  Usually there’s a “Friendsgiving” when she’s here, but scattered gatherings throughout the weekend is what we’re able to swing this year.  So after work I headed out to our first meeting place — a McMennamin’s I’d never been to before called the White Eagle.


The White Eagle is said to be highly haunted! I got some time to sit and write while I was waiting, and I really enjoyed the atmosphere.  Then we all gathered together, enjoyed some drinks, and wandered a bit further up the street to get some food.

I don’t really get out in Portland much at night – public transit for the last leg of my trip home stops running at about 10pm – so it was fun to get to explore and enjoy a little.

We sat outside (with on and off light sprinkles) enjoying drinks and food, surrounded by people (and dogs) having a good time.


Though we were stuffed, we then went to ice cream!  I didn’t get home till about 1 am (super late for me these days) and had a great time.  Today I’ve got a bunch of writing to do – excited about some guest-appearances I’ll be making over at Part-Time Monster this week, and then a Feminist Friday Post here! Tomorrow is Friendsgiving Part Two – some Powell’s time and wandering around Downtown.  I’m looking forward to it!

How are you doing?  Do you have any fun plans this weekend?

10 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee… Friends Time!

  1. No wonder you’re celebrating – what a wonderful week you’ve been having. I am afraid that over here in England, Portlandia is now being shown so I keep imaging your visits interlaced with rather quaint characters like in the show! I think it makes Portland look a wonderful place to go but obviously I don’t know what you true “Portlanders” feel about it? Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace


    1. I’m far from being a “hip” Portlander – but the general consensus last night was that Portlandia, while exaggerated a little, is definitely reflective. And the area we were in was totally Portlandia Portland 🙂


  2. Sounds like a really good week! Portland is definitely on my list of cities to visit—it’ll happen sooner or later. 🙂

    Looking forward to all the things you’ve got going on this week. 🙂

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