The end of Portland

We’ve officially closed the chapter of our Portland adventure. While we could go on and on about the things we did there, this will be our last post (for now) about the Pacific Northwest.


Portland Report Card

Food A
Beer A+
Walkability A
Cost B-
Weather C+
Parks B
Activities A
Overall A-

Portland was an unplanned stop on our journey, but we couldn’t be more happy with the decision to spend the first part of our year there. We went in with low expectations for the weather, but were pleasantly surprised with how mild it was. Sure, it rained a lot, but with the exception of one 3-week span at the end of February, it was a light, misty rain that cleared up to sunny skies in the afternoons. The weather got really beautiful at the end of March and through April with lots of sunshine, warmth, and blooming flowers all across the city. They don’t call it the City of Roses for nothing. The food scene was great and we could give recommendations out the wazoo for places to eat (Por Que No, Apizza Scholls, Pok Pok, A. Thai Basil to name a few). If you haven’t checked out Matt’s post about beer, head over and take a look. Portland has no shortage of craft beer and we imbibed accordingly. There is so much to do in and around the city, and we took full advantage of the hiking and the ocean that were a mere hour’s drive away. We were really starting to get into a groove and love it after three months that it was really hard to say goodbye.

Would we go back? Absolutely! Would we live there? Definitely maybe.

Until next time, Portland. We love you.

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Lardo
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Bridges!
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Old Town
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Mt Hood
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Hiking part of the PCT
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Mt. Tabor
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Cherry blossoms at Mt. Tabor
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Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

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Washington Park
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Timbers game

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