Portland

portland viewNovember 9-12,2016

Oh Portland! Home to great food and some of the best coffee I’ve ever had. This trip was spur of the moment and I’m so glad I got to experience it with Alex. I’m still grateful she let me invade her solo trip.

Flying into PDX was a breeze. The light rail system is fast, efficient and cheap just the way I like it! We stayed at the Westin Portland (courtesy of some spg points) it’s in the heart of downtown and was a beautiful hotel. I would definitely recommend it to anyone going to Portland.

Update: It looks like The Westin Portland is now closed and another hotel is in it’s place

We went to Washington Park, which is huge btw, and pretty much walked most of the park as we made our way to the International Rose Test Garden where two lonely roses were still in bloom. We visited legendary Powell’s books, saw the iconic ‘Keep Portland Weird’ sign & the ‘Portland Oregon’ sign, went to the Portland Art Museum (mainly for the Warhol exhibit), went to the Leach Botanical Garden, did a beer tasting (when in Portland) & got to see a few protests (Trump had just won the election).

Restaurants:
Every single restaurant Alex and I went to was AMAZING!
-Picnic House
-Mother’s Bistro
-The Daily Feast
-Pastini Pastaria
-Fat Head’s Brewery
-Tasty N Alder
-Portland City Grill
-Voodoo doughnut
-Blue Star Donuts

portland barsitaCoffee:
I know I’m forgetting a handful of coffee shops, Alex & I were VERY caffeinated on this trip every couple blocks we would see a new shop and have to try it. The following were my favorite shops.
-Heart Roasters
-Barista
-Stumptown
-Case Study Coffee Roasters
-Public Domain

portland neonHave you been to Portland? What did you love about it? What should I do next time? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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