I just got back from an almost 2.5 week stay in Portland, Oregon for work. This time, I was able to stay in a trendy Airbnb apartment, which turned out perfectly and made me feel right at home. I truly felt like I had moved to a new city… it was super exciting!
I was so lucky that my boyfriend was able to come out the first weekend I was there to visit. This was our first official “vacation” as a couple after 5 years of dating! I knew he would love visiting – he loves craft beer and I thought the wilderness and artsy-ness of Portland would really suit him. I don’t think this is going to be our last trip together to Portland.
We hiked to Angel’s Rest, which was a fairly easy hike with an amazing view from the top. I highly suggest it! Photos don’t come close to doing it justice. I think this is hike is pretty accessible for all levels of hikers. We never hike and it only felt difficult a couple times. The view is SO worth it.
Once Andy left, I did a lot of walking, a lot of eating, and a lot of sightseeing. But mostly just eating. I was lucky to be able to use ClassPass while I was there and get in a few yoga and spin classes. But for the most part, I walked everywhere, sometimes 5 miles a day, and the weather was so perfect for my stay. Apparently, Portland has gross, rainy weather but of the 4 total weeks I’ve been there this year it has been absolutely beautiful.
I highly encourage everyone to visit this beautiful city at least once in their life. If anyone is considering it, please reach out to me! I’ll visit 3-4 times a year for work, so while I’m not a legal resident, I think I’m turning into a semi-expert. 🙂