i put romantic in quotation marks for a reason.

avery and i decided to do our progressive dinner this month on valentines day.

we also decided to use one of our groupons to this cute sounding bar.

it might be the most un-romantic place i have ever been.

can’t you tell by the paper mached full sized mannequin behind avery?

i thought i would capture another picture of our dining experience from the outside when

the bartender comes out to find us because we didn’t properly use the groupon.

(that is a whole other story, but i kind of got scolded,it did  put a damper on the evening.)

we pushed through though.

i blurred out his face so he can remain anonymous.

but this picture was captured perfectly.

we ate so much at our “appetizers” spot, that we had to skip out on our 2nd stop.

which was going to be a new york pizza by the slice place.

so we headed to dessert, which was papa haydns.

we decided to outfox the most popular valentines restaurant in portland

and order our dessert to go…..suckers.

it isn’t legally a progressive dinner until you stop at three places. we are only at two and we have no more food to consume.

so our third and ONLY option is the photo booth at the ace hotel.

this is our home away from home.

kind of.

you will see us here for:


christmas card making time


and valentines day.

on our walk back to the car we stumbled upon a store i sell to and look what i found:

it is kind of hard to read but it was my name on the outside of the store.

i had no clue it was on there so it was a fun surprise.

lesson learned for future progressive dinners:

don’ t go to a bar on valentines day

and when using a groupon make sure to not erase it from you phone before the server has scanned it.

(that was my bad)