Exploring Portland


Recently, we hopped on the southbound train and took a trip to Portland, Oregon. This year, instead of taking one big vacation, we’ve opted for several small, weekend trips. This trip to Portland was the first. We used it as our anniversary celebration as well!


This was my first time taking a train anywhere. It was amazing, and made me feel simultaneously British and fancy and giddy like a first year on my way to Hogwarts! If you’re in the area, I’d recommend hopping aboard:)


After we arrived in Portland, we walked to our hotel and found out we were the “guest of the day!” So, we go a free bottle of water and a room upgrade to a better view! If you look closely, you can see Mount Hood on the horizon.


Portland is a small city, which was great for us as we were car free and needed to be within walking distance to anything we wanted to do. We spent the weekend traipsing around town and enjoying too much foodtruck food.

Afternoon tea at Lan Su Chinese Garden.


Oh, and don’t forget our obligatory stop at Voodoo donuts!


Vegan Oreo+Peanutbutter, Vegan Maple, Old Fashion, and Crème Stuffed


Perhaps most notably, we made it out of Powell’s without purchasing a single thing! Maybe I was sick, or maybe I’m really starting to embrace the “more is less” philosophy but either way, somehow how it happened, and I’m not even upset about it! Ha! That’s not to say we didn’t spend a few hours wandering around the seemingly endless shelves and browsing!


Thanks, Portland!


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