So Jason and I just booked a vacation to Portland Oregon. We’ve been talking and talking about going on a ‘just the two of us’ vacation all year. Neither one of us could be decisive. We both have wanted to go to Portland for a long time – it’s supposed to be a city of the same spirit of Austin, but with the influence of a different region of the country. Well, Thursday afternoon we did it, we found a cheap flight and a cheap hotel and just booked it. Just like that. With no prior discussion. Done.
Well, I wanted to begin planning out our trip since it’s only 3 weeks away. I really love google maps and I wish that they had a trip planning function. Since they don’t I searched for something that would help me map out our trip. I found this website called www.triphub.com. It is geared towards rallying large groups of people so that everyone knows what is going on, much like evite for large traveling groups. But it works for me because it sites our hotel and then locates and schedules the different events that we want to do while we’re in Portland. It’s pretty much awesome.
So, what are we going to do in Portland? Well we would love some suggestions from those of you that are from that area or have visited before.
Currently our trip includes:
Restaurants: Toro Bravo, Clyde Commons, Bridgeport Brewery, Rogue Ales Brewery, Typhoon Thai, Voodoo Doughnuts, Stumptown Coffee,
Destinations: Pittock Mansion, International Rose Test Garden, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Chinese Gardens, Japanese Gardens, Powell’s City of Books, Saturday Market, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland Art Museum
Beautiful Scenery: Astoria, Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park, Multnomah Falls
I’m making this list on a compilation of Trip Advisor’s recommendations and recommendations from friends on the Relevant Magazine forums. Seriously, if anyone thinks some of these ideas are lame, or that there are better options, PLEASE let me know!