I can’t believe it has already been two months since our vacation! And at the same time, it feels like a lifetime ago. Man, I really miss Oregon. Our plane hadn’t even landed yet and I was already in love. We spent two nights [not enough] in Portland and then a quick drive to the Northern Coast for a week of much needed R&R. We all wished we never had to leave … it’s the sort of place we could happily live for – oh, i don’t know – forever probably.
If you’ve never been to Portland, you should. It really is a beautiful city and we really needed more time to explore it, but what we did see totally impressed us [and that ain’t easy, folks]. At first I thought maybe I was just enamored because it wasn’t Chicago [sorry, Chitown], but that wasn’t it. It just felt …. homey – in a very indie vibe sort of way if that makes any sense at all. It has all the things we loved about Williamsburg circa 2005, but it’s CLEAN and frankly, not trying so hard. The food truck scene is just beyond any I’ve ever seen and there were so many restaurants to choose from that if we had stayed much longer, I would have gained 20 pounds easy. We weren’t able to sample too much grub in such a short amount of time, but if you go, please eat at Pok Pok – the food was fabulous and Michael is now obsessed with ‘drinking vinegars’.
Being tourists, we most certainly had to check out Voodoo Donuts. Um, yum.
Then a walk along the waterfront, smiles, and playing in the fountain.
Then of course we did a little shopping … too many shops, way too little time. Portland, we miss you and we promise to come back soon. Next up, Oceanside … ahhhhhhhhhhh.