We are back from Portland and my pants are definitely fitting a little tighter, but it was oh so worth it.
We packed a lot into our few days there. It was my first visit but my husband lived in the Portland area while attending optometry school. It was fun having him show us around.
I will post more on our trip to the coast, wine tasting, the Portland Children’s Museum, and eating our way through the city. For now, here are a few highlights.
Powell’s Books was a must for me, of course. It is touted as the world’s largest book store. It is a good thing I was hungry again when we were there because I could have spent days on end perusing the shelves.
Because we were traveling with a one-year-old, we were back in the hotel room by 8 p.m. every night and up bright and early. I took advantage of this on two of the mornings there and went for a jog downtown where we were staying.
And, because I’m a total health nut, I only stopped at Voodoo Donuts one of those two mornings.
Voodoo is a must when you’re in Portland and thanks to my daughter waking me up at 5:30 a.m. I didn’t even have to stand in line.
Another must in Portland is visiting the food trucks. They do not disappoint.
I opted for this falafel sandwich and it changed my life.
And when it was time to walk off some of this delicious fare, the view of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge provided exactly what we needed.
Stay tuned for more on Portland!