This post is filled with tons of pictures from my trip to Portland, OR with my sister! Portland has been on my wanderlust list for quite a while, and after visiting, I would definitely recommend it! Portland reminds me a lot of Asheville, a foodie/beer town with mountain views and a hipster vibe! Katie and I managed to pack in a lot of activities in 5 days, so be prepared for photo overload!
I arrived in Portland several hours before my sister, so I walked around near the hotel before she got there, stopping by the water, grabbing a cold brew iced coffee from Stumptown, and Skidmore fountain.
Once Katie arrived, we headed straight to Deschutes Brewery for dinner! Their beer and food was really good (beer cheese and pretzels should be its own food group), as was their elk burger! The weather was perfect and they had the entire restaurant opened to the outside, which made for a fun atmosphere!
We first had breakfast at Mother's Bistro & Bar, which came highly recommended from various places. Breakfast was good, but I wouldn't say it was the best in Portland. Next we
A late night stop at Voodoo donuts was necessary (the butterfinger donut was on point).
On our way back into town, we stopped on the NE side of town, which is an up-and-coming area with a lot of restaurants and bars. We hit Widmer Brothers Brewery first, and then had tacos at Por Que No? We would've loved to explore more of this side of town, but we never made it back. Mississippi Ave gets a thumbs up!
Before heading out, we stopped at the food cart pods (the biggest gathering is around 10th/Adler). We couldn't decide what we wanted so we stopped at Brunch Box and Grilled Cheese Grill - both delicious! We headed to Cannon Beach to see the famous Haystack Rock. The wind was blowing like crazy when we got to the coast, so we had a quick photo shoot then headed inside for happy hour with a view of the beach!
After looking back at all the pictures, I'm ready to go back again! Who's with me?