In late May we took a trip to one of our favorite cities: Portland! We went there for the first time in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the city, but that trip was slightly derailed when I got The Worst Cold Of The Century. So I was really excited to get back to that river town and do it right.
We pulled up to our Airbnb and were greeted by chickens roaming around in the neighbors front yard. Typical. We rented a 2-bedroom ranch adjacent to the Alberta Arts and Mississippi neighborhoods. The house was decorated in mid-century goodness and had a huge backyard space and sun porch. You can check it out here.
No trip to PDX is complete without filling a pink box at the cult classic donut shop — Voodoo Doughnut. Bacon Maple Bar? Yes, please. Perfectly paired with some quarter games at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade.
The highlight of the trip was a hike up Multnomah Falls right outside of Portland. Absolutely gorge (see what I did there?). Justin’s eyes were a little more wild and boyish as soon as we got to the top. He’s the best, guys.
Brightly painted houses line the streets of Portland. I’m not sure if the paint is actually brighter, or the dreariness makes them pop. Either way, I’m in love.
We ate at so many delicious spots: breakfast at Pine State Biscuits, lunch at Helser’s, and odd/delicious ice cream flavors at Salt & Straw. We also spent an evening barhopping throughout Kennedy School, an old elementary school turned hotel. The photo below shows Justin playing pool at the appropriately named Boiler Room Bar.
Until we meet again, Portland.