Portland, Oregon sign with White Stag

If you can believe it, this is my 100th blog post! I wanted to use this momentous occasion to showcase more of Portland. I can’t recommend this part of the country enough for your next vacation. There were still lots of things we wanted to see (and eat) so we’ll definitely be back. Here are my 5 must-do’s to keep in mind when you’re planning your trip. Let me know if you’ve been!

1. Get a cone at Salt & Straw.


Oh. Em. Gee. Y’all, I was a lactose handicapped kid in an ice cream shop and I think my cone was the best one in the whole place. Toasted Coconut and Strawberry vegan ice cream tasted like a strawberry piƱa colada sans rum. I read about Salt & Straw when I was doing my research and it totally lived up to the hype.

2. Get a”Voodoo Dozen” at Voodoo Doughnut.


You can’t go to Portland without visiting the infamous Voodoo Doughnut shop. There are, of course, Voodoo doll doughnuts along with some of the weirdest doughnuts you’ve ever seen in your life. The “Voodoo Dozen” is a box of 12 doughnuts chosen at random by the staff. I did a whole post on Voodoo Doughnut here.

3. Walk Around Powell’s City of Books.


Powell’s City of Books is famous for being the largest used book store in the world. This “city” takes up a city block. You can spend hours in here snaking your way through the stacks. Oh, and the smell of old books is heaven. There are multiple color-coded floors inside Powell’s and the rare book room (*insert nerd squeal of delight*) can be found on the uppermost floor. I did a full post on Powell’s City of Books here.

4. Eat at the Food Carts.


Portlanders love their food carts. In the South they’re better known as food trucks that can travel to numerous different locations. Portland’s food carts are stationary so you always know where to find them. Food carts beat fast food chains any day! The variety they offer is also great for those who never quite know what they want to eat.

5. Check out Multnomah Falls.

Multnomah Falls-5

These falls can draw a massive crowd. The area is smaller than I imagined but stunning all the same. No trip to Portland is complete without a little detour to Multnomah Falls!

People who have been… how did I do? People who haven’t been… have I made you want to visit? I’m realizing now that 3 of my 5 suggestions involve food but I have no shame. I hope you all enjoyed my 100th post!

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