Eating through PDX

For our summer vacation, we embarked on an adventurous trip to the Pacific Northwest with a first stop in Portland, OR. Along with Downtown Portland, we enjoyed walking around different neighborhoods including Hawthorne, Belmont, and Southeast Division Street. Here are some of the things that we ate, drank and saw.

We confirmed that Portland has an abundance of great coffee shops (not named Starbucks). Each day we made an effort to visit a different coffee shop with stops at Courier Coffee Roasters, Revolución Coffee House, Locale and the original Stumptown Coffee Roasters on SE Division Street.

We also did our best to visit as many food pods as possible. From simple grilled cheese to Thai food to a memorable Bibim Box from Kim Jong Grillin, food trucks are definitely the way to eat through PDX. Meeting and having lunch with Chef Han Ly Huang from KJG was definitely a highlight of our time in PDX.

For sweets, we indulged in donuts from both Voodoo Donut and Blue Star Donuts along with a trip to Salt & Straw Ice Cream.  Salt & Straw features unique flavors based on farmers market fare in addition to some more traditional flavors. It was a delicious stop!

Besides eating our way through PDX, we made time to visit Powell’s bookstore(s), the Portland Japanese Garden, the International Rose Test Garden and both Multnomah Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.

Look for our next post to see how our adventure continued as we ventured north to Seattle…

 

 


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