Category Pacific Northwest

My PDX (Portland, OR) Itinerary

November 7, 2015 to November 9, 2015 3 Days 2 Nights in Portland, OR Portland, OR for the weekend really wasn’t enough. There was so much to do and EAT! We managed to pack quite a bit in our quick weekend trip and it was pretty much non-stop eating. And I think we covered most of […]

Alder Street Food Cart Pod (PORTLAND, OR – DAY 3)

Portland, OR – Day 3 We started our final day in Portland a little later after staying up late the previous night and finally made our way back out to downtown Portland. After trying to look up where we can find a pod of food carts, we headed to SW 10th and Washington. When we arrived the […]

Powell’s Books and Ox Restaurant (Portland, OR – Day 2 Part 4)

Portland, OR – Day 2 Part 4 Powell’s Books 1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 97209 Powell’s Books is on almost every list of things to do or go to in Portland because it has over million of new, used, and out of print books. It is also dubbed Powell’s City of Books and […]

Division: Pok Pok and Salt & Straw Ice Cream (Portland, OR – Day 2 Part 3)

Portland, OR – Day 2 – Part 3 The rain was not too bad, so we decided to walk from Hawthorne to Division to have lunch at the very very famous Pok Pok then dessert at Salt & Straw. Both were on my must go to list. Pok Pok 3226 SE Division St Portland, OR […]

Hawthorne District: Blue Star Donuts, Portland Cider Company, Shopping (Portland, OR – Day 2 Part 2)

Portland, OR – Day 2 – Part 2 After brunch at Sweedeedee in North Portland we took Lyft to the Hawthorne District which is located in Southeast Portland and runs along Hawthorne Avenue from about 11th to 55th Avenue. We didn’t really know what to expect, but as we were driving through the area, our driver pointed […]

Brunch at Sweedeedee North Portland Cafe (Portland, OR: Day 2 Part 1)

Portland, OR Day 2 – Part 1 Sweedeedee North Portland Cafe Serving pie, coffee, breakfast, & lunch. 5202 N. Albina Ave. Portland, OR. 97217 We started day 2 by walking from our Airbnb apartment just a couple blocks from N Prescott St MAX Station to Sweedeedee for brunch (another recommended place). According to google maps, […]

Natural Select: Vegan 4 Course Dinner and Pairing (Portland, OR – Day 1 Part 3)

I wanted a special dinner since it was my birthday and our Uber driver recommended Natural Select (among many other recommendations). I immediately made reservations before even really looking up this place. He just said it was one of his favorite vegan restaurants and he mentioned a nice 4 course meal with the option of wine […]

Beer: Widmer Brothers Brewery & Ecliptic Brewing (Portland, OR: Day 1 Part 2)

Day 1 – Part 2 It was quite a long day already. We flew from San Diego to Portland, ate a lot of sushi at Sushi Ichiban, stepped into China at the Lan Su Chinese Garden, waited in line in the rain for Voodoo Doughnuts, and then did a little bit of shopping. We hopped […]

Rain, Sushi Train, Chinese Garden, Voodoo Doughnuts in PDX (Portland, OR: Day 1 Part 1)

Day 1 – Part 1 I flew to Portland, OR (PDX) for a weekend getaway with a few friends. This trip was quite different from most of my travels because I didn’t really plan out an itinerary at all. I did a little bit of research but honestly not enough. We booked our flights, booked a […]

Chinatown Boston Food: Gourmet Dumpling House

Gourmet Dumpling House We went back to Chinatown before leaving Boston, and decided that we were going to brave the long line outside of this restaurant. We were very curious about this place because there was always quite a crowd outside waiting. We ended up waiting about half an hour for a table and it […]