When Maxie first suggested we travel to Portland, I had my doubts! Lol. I have never really thought about taking a trip to Oregon, but oh my gosh, I am SO glad we did! The fall leaves were beautiful and the restaurants tasted incredible! We flew in Wednesday night and left Saturday morning, so we packed a lot in the two days were were there. Portland is such a cool city and I already want to go back just to eat the food! Lol.
We woke up early on Thursday and started the day with brunch at Mother’s! I ordered the pancakes and Maxie had the Eggs Benedict. Both were delicious! Ironically, Voodoo Doughnuts was next door, and we couldn’t go to Portland without trying some! (I liked the Oreo flavor best) I also wasn’t aware how fabulous local coffee was in Portland, so we visited Stumptown Coffee and Good Coffee. Maxie talked me into trying a Matcha Latte, and now I’m hooked! (It’s basically a green tea with steamed milk I think… lol)
Dinner Thursday night at Ava Gene’s was incredible. There’s really no other way to describe it! We ordered Gnocco Fritto as our appetizer and split Bolognese and Gnocchi pasta! 20/10 recommend. I always love dessert afterwards, so we stopped by Salt & Straw for pumpkin spice ice cream before heading back. Another amazing spot!
Since Friday was our last day in Portland, we shot the rest of our outfits that morning, so we could enjoy the afternoon! It was perfect timing because it started raining 10 minutes after we finished. Haha! We went to Tasty n Alder for a late brunch, which turned into lunch because I had to get the steak frites and truffle fries. They were great, but the Oregon Orchard cocktail was the best! It’s super light and refreshing! (Especially for alcohol)
After lunch, we grabbed pop matcha lattes at Never Coffee and headed for the famous Powell’s Books! Maxie and I both love reading so we wandered around there for hours. (I wish I had time to read more than I do, but I took advantage of the lack of WiFi on the 4 hour plane ride home! Haha) I’m pretty sure we got MORE coffee after this! I didn’t realize, but Portland has SO many amazing local coffee shops. For this reason, I only got Starbucks at the airport! Very proud of myself! 🙂
The last place we ate for dinner was called Toro Bravo, and it was just as great as the others. I know I keep raving about the food, but I was blown away! Since I had never eaten tapas before, Maxie insisted I try it. I actually enjoy testing new foods, and I’m very happy I did! Toro Bravo was the perfect end to our trip!
Overall, I loved Portland and I want to go back one day! I think Fall is the perfect season to visit because the weather was great and the leaves were gorgeous. The outfits I wore + links are above. Thanks for reading! 🙂