On our last day in Seattle we took an Uber to the airport to pick up our rental car. From there we began the drive to Portland, Oregon.
Once we arrived at our Airbnb we took a little rest before heading out to explore the city. I would definitely recommend staying here if you have a rental car as it’s a little out of the way from the city core. We had the whole bottom level to ourselves, it was clean and newly renovated and although we never meet the hosts they were there if we needed anything.
Portland was one of my favourite cities we visited for many reasons: the city vibe, the kind people, the short drive to beautiful scenery, the food and of course all the beer. On our first night there we explored downtown, walked to the waterfront, ate dessert first then went for dinner. Portland seemed a lot more relaxed and chill and I think that’s why I liked it so much.
Before dinner we swung by Voodoo Doughnut. Not only is this place amazing but it’s open 24 hours! If you love doughnuts as much as I do then do yourself a favour and check this place out. The lines are usually long but it’s worth it. You can also pick up some cold brew Stumptown coffee to go with your delicious doughnut.
We then headed over to Rogue for dinner and drinks. After having the doughnut I wasn’t too hungry so I ordered the chicken caesar salad and edamame. The salad portion was huge and the edamame was delicious. We paired our food with beer flights and I also ordered their fruit salad cider. If you like ciders I highly recommend trying it, so fruity and yummy. On our way out we picked up some bottles to bring back home. Overall Rogue was well worth the visit.
On our last day we had a lot to do. We got up early took the short drive to the Vista House. The view here was unreal, even the photos don’t do it justice. You had to be there to really appreciate it.
We took lots of photos and then headed to the Colombia River Gorge. Again, the photos don’t do it justice. We walked up to the bridge and got a good view of the waterfall. It was one of the many moments on our trip where I just stared in awe.
After spending a few hours here we drove back to Portland. Visiting Stumptown was high on my list so we went there for a little break. We then headed to Cascade Brewery . If you’re into sour beers then definitely put this one on your list. The beer is unbelievable here, by far one of my favourite breweries we visited.
For dinner we went to Deschutes Brewery. We all had the burger and fries and it was good food. We also had beer flights here and once again, the beer was delicious.
I will definitely be visiting Portland again. It’s one of those cities that has so much to offer.
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If you missed out on my Seattle guide you can read it here. Stay tuned for San Francisco!