Oh man, it is going to be a struggle to make it through today. Portland is exhausting! Between kayaking the Columbia River, drinking all afternoon at a beer festival, hiking up to Angel’s Rest and eating just about everything in the city—not to mention a cramped red-eye flight home—I’m wiped out.
And ready to go back! I really enjoyed the city and having access to all kinds of outdoor activities—plus spectacular ice cream. I can see where some of the Portlandia generalizations come from, but it wasn’t nearly as obnoxious as I thought.
Must do? 1. Eat at one of the many food cart “pods” around the city. 2. Hike. There’s all kinds of trails to explore. 3. Reward yourself for being active on vacation with Salt & Straw ice cream!
Check out all my adventures (and click on any image for a slideshow with commentary):