There we found that Portland's Ace Hotel really is ace with Stumptown Coffee, a library and a bar attached to it's lobby. We sipped hot cocoa, admiring the sights, the people and of course took our turn in the vintage photo-booth! I would have curled up in the woolly blankets, next to the record-player with my cocoa and a dusty book from their library for the night if I could get away with it.
But I tore myself away to marvel at string-lights in alleyways, stately storefronts and Cathedral architecture with my new favorite travel companion.
When we hit a bit of a sketchy street, she said, "it's OK mom, I prayed." She's quite the faithful adventurer.