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Rehearsal Dinner

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Carbzilla

    Wow – that place looks amazing and the price is right. Everything looked SO delicious!

    I have to tell you I had the most delicious salad at Olympic Provisions on Saturday. I’m sure the Double Mountain Kolsch made it even more delicious after a long day of moving, but it was a romaine with an avocado dressing and hand-boiled egg with fried bread (rustic croutons). It was so amazingly yummy. I can’t wait to go back there!

    Glad your choices are getting narrowed down. Have fun!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I LOVED the atmosphere. It was so intimate and romantic and just plain funky. I’ve wanted to try Olympic Provisions for a long time, too. I need to go there! Your salad sounds fantastic.

      1. carbzilla

        You really should go to OP. It’s great but kinda in a weird location that you wouldn’t go to unless you were going there.

        I think we might stay in Beaverton for your wedding. Did you get a room block somewhere? I think Max may stay in Seattle that weekend.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Nope, no room blocks but we listed a bunch of hotels on our website. There were a few downtown and then one near Washington Square that would be an easy max/drive to the venue to. But really, watch for Groupons! I see lots of hotel deals for Portland!

          1. Carbzilla

            ok – I’ll turn back on my Groupon alert for PDX.

          2. Carbzilla

            I just booked Hotel Deluxe. I’m super excited!!! (I almost congratulated you and said ONE MONTH TO GO!!! Duh. Glad I didn’t book June 20th)

          3. Lisa Eirene

            That’s so great! Hotel DeLuxe is one of the places we are considering booking our room.

  2. bethh

    That’s my neighborhood! I love that building and the feel of that space so much. (Apparently in the 90s some guy owned the building – he lived on the 2nd floor and used the main floor as his garage/tinker space. Now THAT is Portland!) I haven’t had their meatballs or that dessert, so I’m glad to hear they were yummy. The fried olive app is breaded (so not good for gluten issues) but SO GOOD. I do love their cauliflower!

    Street parking is usually fine here, but you can use my driveway if you’re in a pinch, I’m just a couple blocks away 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Haha! Thanks for the offer.
      It was a very cool building. I could totally see myself living in something funky like that!

  3. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    That is totally my type of restaurant!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was such a cute place!

  4. Andrea@WellnessNotes

    The Firehouse sounds like a very nice restaurant. And the private space looks great. Have fun checking out one more potential rehearsal dinner place! 🙂

  5. Lori

    You can’t go wrong with any type of fried cheese ball, IMHO.

    I am ramping down my strength training now as biking season is starting to ramp up. I can’t keep up heavy lifting with all the biking I do – and I can strength train all winter. I only have a few precious months of biking season!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s really hard, isn’t it Lori? The weather gets so nice and I want to be outside biking or hiking. Not stuck in the gym! I need to figure something out though…

  6. Kim

    I would totally go with your salad based on the pictures. But I would pick Michael’s pizza – that looked delicious!!!
    Fun trying to pick a place for your rehearsal dinner!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      My salad is similar to what we are having at the wedding!

  7. Jess

    Yay, wedding stuff!

    I haven’t commented for ages, but we got engaged around the same time. My wedding was a month ago and it was amazing. Excited to keep up with your wedding stuff again!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      How was your wedding? I’ve been wondering! I want details! 🙂

      1. Jess

        Really? Ok well I love talking about it. And I have tonnes of photos if you want to have a look!

        The wedding was great! It drizzled ALL day (outdoor wedding) so that was stressful. It fined up in time for the ceremony, but started really raining in the middle of it and we all had to run for cover! Nevermind, minor blip!

        We did photos first which I highly recommend. We got to see each other and calm our nerves, and we got to enjoy the reception. Ceremony was great (even with a quick relocation into the tent) and we loved our celebrant. Reception was awesome – good food, a bit of booze, and a great band!

        If you want to see photos email me jawhatford at gmail . Com and we can friend each other on Facebook since they are all on there 🙂

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Ok, will email you! 🙂

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