Portland has been on my wanderlust bucket list for quite some time,
climbing up the ranks not only for the stunning views, but also for its highly attractive foodie scene.
A few months ago one of my best friends called to tell me that she'll be in Oregon for a work conference,
and that I should fly out and join her that weekend for a quick girls getaway.
It turned out to be such an amazing weekend, full of good ol' bonding time over sight seeing, hiking, and of course, eating!
Below is a little photo diary from our time there,
along with a few suggestions for your next visit to Portland.
The food truck scene in Portland is seriously on point!!
You can practically find one on every corner.
Such a great way to try out different cuisines on a budget!
The street style in Portlandia was pretty amazing.
Some people definitely live up to the "grunge" description.
If I had a nickel for each time my friends and I were told
"you're not from around here, are you?",
I'd be able to buy myself a whole outfit just like the one above.
From what I hear, the line at Voodoo Doughnuts is always long,
but it's SO worth it.
The magic is in the hole!!
Check out my next post for a full rundown.
If you're planning to stay in downtown Portland,
you really don't need to rent a car.
We were able to explore everywhere by foot.
It's really the best way to check out the city.
The Ace Hotel always has a cool vibe,
and the one in Portland certainly didn't disappoint.
We stopped by there to have some late night drinks right after getting into town.
Powell's Books is heaven on earth for undercover nerds like us.
We spent several hours wandering around the countless aisles,
trying to figure out how many books we can fit into our carry on luggage to bring back to San Diego.
The Portland Japanese Garden is a perfect place to take a nap on a hot summer day.
The International Rose Test Garden is pretty much AMAZING.
Thousands of gorgeous flowers everywhere you look...
And the scent!
I wanted to just bottle it up and take it home with me.
Girls trips are SO necessary every once in a while.
Stay tuned for my Portland foodie recommendations.
You're not going to want to miss it!