A Day in the Pearl

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Last week, some of my closest friends and I decided to venture out {with all our kiddos} to the Pearl district in Portland to check out some of my favorite shops! Between the Pearl, the Alphabet District and Downtown lie some of my favorite places in the city. Here are three of them:

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Up first: Nuvrei. Upstairs is a patisserie and downstairs is a macaron bar!! It’s basically my idea of heaven.

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Here’s what i got upstairs–

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a big box of goodies! Some of my favorites include…

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this flourless chocolate walnut cookie. Chewy, crunchy and completely all chocolated out. So so divine! Obviously if you don’t like walnuts, you might not like this as much {and they have just a plain chocolate cookie} but I thought this was well worth our time spent. PS- they were also selling cookie mixes for these bad boys. Should have picked up one {thousand}.

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