PORTLAND – The queen of everything home and garden visited Portland earlier this month and blogged about her appropriately charming journey through the Rose City.
Stewart made the most of her time in the city, sipping on lemonade at the Portland Farmers Market, shopping at Union Way and buying a handful of plants at Cistus Nursery on Sauvie Island.
She also made a pilgrimage visit to the International Rose Test Garden, which she called "magnificent."
"The people of Portland are very serious about their roses and this garden exemplifies Portland's nickname of the City of Roses!" She said.
Stewart didn't forget to sample Portland's culinary scene, buying Tilamook Cheddar bagels at Portland Bagelworks and dining at the award-winning Southeast Portland Italian restaurant Ava Gene's.
We are at ava Gene's in portland, oregon. a highly respected restaurant -about to order dinner pic.twitter.com/0U3sHgsES1— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) June 15, 2014
During her trip, Stewart was joined by her former head gardener Andrew Beckman, now the Associate Publisher/Editorial Director at Timber Press.
Beckman lives in Portland with his partner and is working on his new garden, which Martha said “has a lot of growing to do before it is as lush and beautiful as they want it.”
Stewart was in town to speak at an event planners conference, according to KGW community partner Byron Beck.
To read more about Martha’s Portland experience, click here.