This post probably should be titled: “How to Turn Your Portland Vacation Into a Beercation.”
When the boyfriend and I vacation, it usually ends up turning into a beercation. We love beer and when we get a chance to try new beers…well that’s exciting and always a good time. We really came up with the beercation term when we took a trip to Portland, Oregon. There are 58 breweries in Portland and 84 in the Portland metro area! A dream come true. And plus, Portland is absolutely beautiful. I loved it! Don’t worry, we got to see the sights as well.
1. Visit at least one brewery (or five)
Just one. To say you did it. But really stop by as many as you’d like! There’s plenty if you’re looking to kill some time!
2. Multnomah Falls
This one had been on my list for a very long time. Ever since I saw a picture of it on Pinterest I wanted to go there. It was so awesome and so beautiful! Definitely a must see!
3. The Widmer Brewery Tour
Such a deal for this one! $5.00 for the tour and you get to keep the taster glass and then apply the $5.00 to the gift shop or restaurant. And they’ve got a lot of good beers and fantastic wings!
4. Salt and Straw
The weirdest flavors of ice cream ever! Like Thanksgiving Dinner and Olive Oil, but they’re all amazing!
5. All the small restaurants and bars
I love going to all of those small local owned restaurants! We had amazing Thai food, Chinese, nachos, burgers, you name it!
6. Hike around
There is a ton of beautiful views to take in around Portland! We went on a hike to see some pretty amazing waterfalls.
7. The Waffle Window
Basically you have two choices: savory or sweet? I went for savory…bacon, Brie cheese, and basil. Ah-mazing. The boyfriend went for sweet…mixed berries and vanilla ice cream. The wait was well worth it.
This was definitely one of my favorite trips. I would totally go back to Portland in a heartbeat! There’s just something about Rip City that I can’t get enough of….
Have you ever been to Portland? What are some of your must-sees?!