Portland, OR

Portland is a great blend of city and nature. I find the city very welcoming and people are super friendly. I was really lucky and it didn't rain when I was there. I took full advantage of that and explored with my sister for a couple of days. Watch my adventure:

Sightsee:

Pioneer Square

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So many people ride their bicycles in Portland. Recently, they launched their first official bike-share system. It's very eye catching!

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The touristy stuff: Powell's Books

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Lan Su's Chinese Garden

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Tilikum Crossing - a super awesome looking pedestrian, bicycle, public transport bridge in the "City of Bridges". The civil engineer in me geeked out.

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Japanese Gardens

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International Rose Test Garden:

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Multnomah Falls (20 min outside of the city center):

 

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FOOD:

(The most important part)

Voodoo Doughnuts - the first thing I got when I landed in Portland...

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Every cup of coffee in Portland was amazing to the last drop (i'm slightly addicted). Stumptown originally started in Portland! 

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Pok Pok - Thai influenced food...amazing wings and super savory food. Super excited to try the New York version of this, because it was pretty good.

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When in Portland, I had to try the breweries here! Sour beers at Cascade Brewery were amazing, especially the honey ginger lime.

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Ice cream at Salt and Straw was memorable. Their flavors are super unique. Two weeks later from this trip, I am still craving their olive oil ice cream. Can't find a place in NYC that comes even close :(

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More doughnuts! Blue Star is hands down better tasting than Voodoo.

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The famous Deschutes Brewery - someone teach me how to say it! (The lighting though....)

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