Portland is one of my favorite cities to visit. The city is clean and easy-to-navigate, and offers a reprieve from the Washington sales tax that's quickly approaching 10%.
Hubbie and I have made multiple forays south over the years for wine-tasting trips, his first marathon, a business trip, and an ancient Egyptian art exhibit. I'm headed down soon for a conference, after which Hubbie will join me for the weekend.
Here's where we're staying.
Check out this bar, called The Urban Farmer! My brother laughed at me and said that only I would get excited about a hotel that uses jars of food as decorations. Somehow I doubt that assertion.
No trip to Portland would be complete without a pilgrimage to Powell's Bookstore. The place is a giant warehouse that's so huge you can get maps. Every time I go I hotfoot it to the French section, as theirs is the best foreign language selection I've ever found in the States. If we have time I'd like to go check out their location that only carries home & garden books.
A couple of visits ago we discovered Mother's Bar & Bistro. Hubbie asked me yesterday if we could have breakfast there. Ummm, heck yeah! Everything we've ever had there has been nothing short of spectacular. It doesn't hurt that they keep a giant slushie-type machine filled with adult beverages.
We're looking for new ideas for our time in Portland. Do you have suggestions? If not Portland, what's your ideal weekend getaway and what would you do with it?