Our Portland Wishlist

We’re going to Portland for a long weekend at the end of March with our boys a few other friends. In true Bae form, we’ve already started brainstorming all of the things we want to do and places we want to eat and drink. Neither of us have ever been before (although both of the boys have), so we’re excited to explore and enjoy PDX! We’ll definitely re-cap our trip in a future post, but for now here’s our Portland Wishlist!

  1. Visit Multnomah Falls

I mean, come on. Look at it. How can we not go see this?! Although we’re not renting a car for the entire duration of our trip (dat Uber life), we definitely want to rent one for a day and make the 30-minute drive to go hike around this stunning waterfall.

2. Eat a ton of good food.

Between our own research, and a growing collection of recommendations, we've accumulated, we’ll definitely be eating well in PDX. Here are a few highlights:

3. Explore Mt. Tabor Park

This park in Southeast Portland is literally on a dormant volcano (dope), and apparently offers incredible view of downtown Portland, as well as Mount Hood in the distance. We only wish we could bring the doggies with us!

4. Brewery Hopping

Portland is home to some big names in the craft beer world (i.e. Deschutes), however our resident beer expert/snob ensures us that there are several lesser-known local craft and micro breweries that we should hit. Here are the top recs:

We’ll definitely be exploring some happening areas like Alphabet District, Belmont Street and Hawthorne street. Travel would be incomplete without stopping at some local cafes, like Stumptown, Barista, and Coava. We may also try to visit Powell’s City of Books if we can avoid the swarming literary crowds (there’s a writers’ conference in PDX the same weekend), and we definitely want to grab a drink at the Ace Portland (because we loved the Ace New Orleans and want to say hello to the PDX location).

For hiking close to the city, we might check out Forest Park (great name for a park, right St. Louis??) If we keep a careful look-out we might also see Mill’s End Park, the world’s smallest park at 2-feet wide (not kidding). “Keep Portland Weird," right??

Can’t wait to update everybody on our Portland adventures!

XO,
A + T