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Week 10: Portland, Oregon

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The food in Portland is incredible! It rivaled the food we ate on our epic NYC trip a couple of years ago, and considering Portland’s much smaller size (smaller than Boston), we may even venture to say that the vegan scene is better than NYC? I know. We ate A LOT and still felt like we could have kept going for a couple more weeks without repeating restaurants. The food carts are not only serving interesting and diverse fare, they’re doing it in an affordable way and creating a really cool sense of community. It felt like a block party every night.

Portland is weird…in a good way. Not weird/creepy. Not weird/pretentious. Weird in a friendly/punk, yet wholesome sort of way. Truly, anything goes and it’s alright. There’s an awesome non-judgmental vibe.

People are sincerely friendly. We had regular (long) conversations with strangers on the street, especially in SE Portland where we stayed. This was, by far, our favorite part of the city both for the people and the food (so much good food!).

Portland has quite a few large parks. Our favorite is Forest Park, which is about 4,500 acres. It runs parallel to downtown and the hiking was some of the most enjoyable we’ve done. The forest is lush, green, and well-marked. You definitely don’t feel like you’re in a city. While we were there, we met the nicest woman and her husband who were finishing their hike as we were beginning ours. They insisted on taking our bags of dog poop to throw out for us so we wouldn’t have to hike with them. This has never happened. Ever. It doesn’t get much nicer than that.

#PHroadtrip Week 10: Portland, Oregon | picklesnhoney.com

We had to leave? Honestly, we had such a blast in Portland. Even our AirBnB was really comfortable and our hosts were kind and interesting people. If there weren’t something like 222 days of overcast weather each year, we’d seriously consider moving there. For comparison’s sake: Boston has 164 days of overcast skies. Admittedly though, Portland doesn’t get 15 feet of snow

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  1. Agness says

    Portland looks absolutely amazing! I’m also happy there are so many vegan options there when it comes to food. Yummy!

    1. Amanda says

      Portland is a really special place. If you get the opportunity, definitely visit!

  2. Sheena says

    Hey Amanda,
    We’er going to be in SE Portland next month! I’m even more excited after reading your post. What where your fave places?

    1. Amanda says

      Woo hoo! SE Portland rocks (and NE too)! There is so much good food: Canteen, Harlow, Potato Champion (food cart), Back to Eden Bakery (gluten-free, they have a food cart too), SweetPea Bakery (their sandwiches are great in addition to baked goods), Blue Star Donuts, Salt & Straw (ice cream–crazy lines, so go at an off time if possible), Barista (order the non-dairy valrohna mocha), Pad Thai Kitchen (neighborhood spot–huge portions and cheap!), The Bye and Bye (order their signature drink!), and Blossoming Lotus. Phew! And we didn’t have a chance to try them, but Portobello and Natural Selection were highly recommended for fancier ovegan ptions, and then Pok Pok, Bollywood Theater, and Tin Shed (possibly vegan options, definitely vegetarian options). The only place I’d skip is Voodoo Donuts because they’re all gimmick/tourist trap, but maybe it’s somewhere you have to try once.

      P.S. The main foodie drags are Alberta and SE Division. Hard to go wrong anywhere there!

  3. Kait says

    FYI your Seattle and Portland descriptions have FINALLY convinced me to do a trip to the PNW next year. Not my best friends who are from Portland or my loves who live there now…nope. You. Let’s keep it our secret, eh?

    1. Amanda says

      I can keep a secret. <3 Definitely, definitely visit. You will LOVE the PNW, especially Portland.

  4. Gorgeous Amanda! Loved this stretch <3

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, lady! Clearly, we had no fun at all in Portland. 😉

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