Portland

I have lived my entire life on the West Coast (34 years) and until now had not traveled to the PNW….crazy right?  My girlfriends and I decided to start a yearly girls trip and Portland was the city we chose to kick it off.  We absolutely fell in love with it!  The food, the weather, the beer, the people, the scenery, the prices (we are used to bay area prices!)!  We were there for 4 days and that was enough time to explore the city and even take a short drive outside the city to see Multnomah Falls.  We stayed at an airbnb in SE Portland, super cute area!  We did not need a car, though we did use Uber several times and another app called GetAround to rent a car to take to the falls.  I did not take public transportation at all but I heard it’s a great way to get around Portland.  If you do decide to rent or bring a car parking was not a problem in our area.  Here is a copy of our Portland Itinerary:

Friday

-Check in to airbnb

-We’ll be hungry so lets eat.  Cheaper suggestions via Jenn’s g doc are La Bonita, *Lardo, Luc Lac, Bollywood theater, Tachos at Florida Room

-Late lunch/early dinner at Fathead Brewery

brew cycle tour at 6!  Check out breweries or cycle brew tour https://www.brewgrouppdx.com This was a fun way to start off trip

Breweries and tap rooms in our neighborhood in order of proximity:

-Hedge House http://www.lompocbrewing.com/hedge-house/

-Imperial Bottle shop and tap room http://imperialbottleshop.com

McMenamins Baghdad Theater http://www.mcmenamins.com (this place looks cool!)

Bridgeport on Hawthorn http://www.bridgeportbrew.com/home

Apex 12th and division http://www.apexbar.com

-Hopworks http://hopworksbeer.com

Basecamp

-Nightcap Pix Patisserie amazing carmel latte!

p/u donuts at Voodoo for bfast tomorrow 1501 N.E. Davis St (NOT the downtown original one, line way too long)

Saturday

-Farmers Market http://www.portlandfarmersmarket.org (Cafe Au Play is closest to our place)

-Breakfast at Jam on Hawthorne

-Powell books, walk around downtown

– Slam to breweries

– common brewing – basecamp – ex novo

– Snacks at 28th and SE Division Food Carts HIGHLY recommend a bowl at Happa Ramen and waffle from Smaaken Waffle cart (be still my Dutch heart!)

-Hit up more breweries, Imperial within walking and more

– 10pm dinner at Ava Gene’s

Multnomah Whiskey Library http://www.mwlpdx.com (looks like reservation or “hall pass” as they call it would be smart)

Sunday

Multomah Falls Day

(Maybe early bfast at Screen Door – line can be long)

-Pick up GetAround car

-Find a Stumptown?

-Drive to Falls

-HIKE to the top

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-Look for a stop along the way or maybe pack snacks from Farmers market trip to bring with us

-Home, chill, Shower

LARDO for dinner (dirty fries, just do it)

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-In the patio area of Lardo there is a food cart called Hunny Milk.  Go there and get an ice cream, amazing.  Pictured here is their “French Kiss” which is creme brulee ice cream with sugar chards and lavendar macaroons.

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-more cocktails

-Show at Mississippi Lounge

Monday

Pine State Biscuits for breakfast before heading to airport

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-depart 2:20

The itinerary was not followed exact but the restaurants and places in bold are places we did go and loved.  Portland proved to be a wonderful place for a weekend get away.  I love you Portland and I will be back!

 

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