I took a wee little road trip down to Portland, OR to eat some doughnuts and drink amazing craft beer (two things I've heard people rave about over and over again). It was my first time in Portland so I didn't really have any idea of where to explore. It ended up turning into a series of random (but awesome) unplanned wandering around the city.
How to plan an unplanned trip in 3 easy steps - according to Josie:
1. Always involve beer. (Ex. Breakfast - Beer - Coffee - Lunch - Beer - Coffee - Explore - Dinner - Beer)*
2. Involve some sort of outdoor activity, like a hike.
3. Do anything and everything - go do touristy things, go watch a show, go people-watching, go find good food, go find good coffee.
* Not recommended by anyone.
Dat microfoam doe... mmm
If you don't want to commit to an entire doughnut or a gigantic line at VooDoo, I highhhhhly recommend Pip's itty bitty mini doughnuts. Fair warning though - you MIGHT end up eating more than a normal sized one. I loved the friendly staff (maybe because they gave us an extra one) and their whimsically decorated space!
Just roaming around the neighbourhood near Fremont St. and dreaming of house-shopping.
We went to the famous Powell's Bookstore and educated ourselves with awesome things - music stuff for Aidrien, and random stuff for me.
Lots of little gadgets and gizmos at every corner! Also hipsters.
If you are into being in a garden inside a forest, this is the place you want to be! I need to be in at least one forest per trip and we didn't have enough time to go on any of the amazing hiking trails in Oregon... so this was my fix!
A short and sweet trip - we went to some shows here and there because Portland has a great music scene. We also ate a lot of food, which I wasn't able to take pictures of because I completely forgot to and pigged out. Portland is definitely one of those cities that you need to visit multiple times to fully experience all of its unique awesomeness! Hopefully this blog inspired you to check out Portland if you haven't been before!
Thanks for reading!
Of course living in the Northwest, there was an angry storm on our drive back.