This was me, running around the airport in Portland, pointing at various things like an artisanal gin display and saying, "That's so Portland." That's not annoying at all, right.
Look, the iconic PDX carpet!
We would go on to buy socks with this design, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. First things first on this vacation, we drove to a beautiful cabin in the Mount Hood area to meet our friends.
Kind of like Ferngully. So lush. We went up to Mount Hood to see the historic WPA-era Timberline lodge. It's incredible! The murals reminded me of the Coit Tower in SF.
After a few days in the wilderness (our friends climbed Mount Hood!), we drove back to Portland for a non-stop eating and boutique-shopping tour.
This marks the spot where I first heard the Portlandia theme song, within five minutes of arriving in the city.
I know it makes sense for a dumpling food truck, but is this really the name you want to go with? This is in the food truck pod downtown. I ordered a Hawaiian-inspired plate instead.
I also had plenty of time to photograph this giant carrot.
File under, activities that don't involve eating, the test rose garden was gorgeous! We probably went at such a great time to see it.
This was a banner day in Portland. If I lived here, I would take Katie to Laurelhurst park every day.
But my greatest hope is that this person finds their sock. Let me know where I should visit next time we get to Portland!