Thursday, September 5, 2013

Oregon Road Trip

Dear Oregon, you are a pretty awesome state. I honestly have never seen a more green state before - green trees were in every direction and the I-5 was dotted with rivers and streams.

We saw and hiked waterfalls, rode a zipline and an alpine slide, and ate to our hearts content. I feel as if there are still so many pieces of Portland that we didn't get a chance to see and I'm kinda already wanting to go back (but fly next time... 600+ miles in a car is hard). And hello, no sales tax! Yes outlets, we became best friends over our short stay.

Until next time Oregon.. stay green.
Fountain at the Rose Garden
Mount Hood!
Riding the ski lift to the top of the alpine slide
Multnomah Falls
At the top of the hike
Our digs in Portland
Voodoo Doughnut selection

If you go...

Eat/drink:
Por Que No? - Awesome Mexican food.
The Ram's Head at McMennamins - Ruby is my new favorite beer.
Tin Shed - Visited by Guy Fieri, huge plates that don't disappoint.
Radio Room - Outdoor fire pit and a great place to hang out when the sun goes down with good burgers and fries.
Belmont Station - Over 1200 beers. DH was in heaven.
Pine State Biscuits - Heaven on a biscuit. Fried chicken, bacon, cheese, and gravy in between a biscuit. Don't check my cholesterol.
The Bungalo Bar - A bit of a college vibe, but its a bar in what was a house. The backyard has hammocks and swing chairs!
Ninkasi Brewery (Eugene) - A Eugene based brewery with outdoor seating and is near the U of O stadium.
Jory at the Allison Inn & Spa (Newburg) - An amazing restaurant with a great view of vineyards. The beef tips were amazing.
Voodoo Doughnuts - No intro necessary. We definitely got a donut in our box with bubble gum in it. We went around 8:45AM and there was no line!


Activities:
Multnomah Falls * - A double fall water fall where you can hike to the top. Reward yourself with ice cream at the bottom - it's a daunting mile up!
Rose Garden * - See why Portland is called the City of Roses. The test rose garden is amazing and offers a great view of the city as well.
Mt. Hood SkiBowl - An alpine slide. Down a mountain. And in winter, they have cosmic tubing (!!!)

* denotes free things to do. Score!

8 comments:

  1. What a fun trip! I've always wanted to visit the voodoo donut shop... I think one of the owners is ordained to preform wedding ceremonies there!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was so much fun - Katie, I think you would love Portland. :) And who would've known on the ordained minister part!

      Delete
  2. Oh I am so incredibly jealous! We haven't been to Oregon yet but we've researched the heck out of it and it seems like just the place for us. My husband and I are soon getting an RV and traveling in it full-time, and the first place we are going is up the west coast. There is just too much beauty to be passed up on.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh my gosh - a RV full time? that sounds amazing - and my dad's dream come true! I can't wait to hear about your adventures!

      Delete
  3. Ahhh! I want to go to Voodoo Doughnuts so badly (and Oregon in general)! That waterfall is all over my pinterest!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm dying to go back and see the Oregon Coast - I hear it is just stunning!

      Delete
  4. I've been to Oregon, but never Portland. I remember your box of donuts from Instagram. lol Thanks for sharing your trip. I always feel like I'm on vacay for a minute when I see blogger trip recaps.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No problem ;) I'm always happy to share!

      Delete

thanks for visiting! want to talk more? feel free to send me an email. :)

designed with love by beautiful dawn designs