I love Portland, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I LOVE PORTLAND!!! I love it so much I want to share my love and why I love it with you. Now I can’t do that in just one post so Portland will have a series of post. So you can get a good look at the weird, wacky, and wonderful Port-town. Because Portland is so close and because I love it so much I visit it frequently on day trips and overnight trips. There’s just something about the city every time I go I really feel like I’m almost coming home. The relaxed vibe is enough to make you forget the world exist and really when I’m there it doesn’t. Now it’s a beautiful city but very gritty also, it’s been tough times in Portland and you can see that but oddly it doesn’t take away from the city’s charm. The people are so friendly it’s ridiculous, the friendliest there reminds me of what Seattle used to be like.
My husband and I went for an overnight stay the other weekend, we actually do that often. Sometimes I just want to get away and Portland is perfect. As you know my blogs aren’t long on here, just a little talking then right into the pictures. But I’ll tell you this when I go to Portland it’s a little like visiting another country. You know when you go to Mexico you don’t eat at the McDonald’s, you get the local flavor. Portland is a foodie paradise and it’s farm to table so everything is fresh, so I don’t eat anyplace I can eat in Seattle. We tried this great restaurant called Fireside in the Alphabet District (their neighborhoods are called districts) and ate lunch at Deschutes Brewery Restaurant. I love eating in that city, it’s heaven and drinking all that great beer is paradise. We shopped a bit, they have a great outlet mall and no sales tax so yea there’s that there. We visited Pittock Mansion because it just happens the weekend we went, the weather was Fall spectacular. We got beautiful photos of Mt. St. Helens in Washington and Mt. Hood in Oregon, they’re both active volcanoes. Now we both love Portland and we’re always envisioning ourselves moving there. There may come a day it will happen but for now I’ll just be peeking in on it and I’ll let you peek with me. Enjoy the pictures.