Travel Diaries: Portland

Hello Portlandia! Portland has become a West coast hotspot for tourists (or #hipsters) From gorgeous parks and hikes to delicious craft beer, Portland is sure a great city to visit. I didn’t have too much time there so my boyfriend’s family took me around. Here is my guide to a quick day in Portland.


The public market! If you have been to Pike’s Place in Seattle, then you will sure love this. Portland artists showcase their crafts for purchase. I scored on some cute clothes and handmade jewelry.


Some of the best brunch I’ve ever had was at Mother’s Bar & Bistro.  It was one of America’s Top Restaurant Bargains by Food and Wine Magazine. Definitely get there early or make a reservation because this place is packed daily because it is so good! From the charming decor of chandeliers and mirrors to refreshing mimosas, this brunch spot is a must.

Mike’s Special Scramble
eggs scrambled with, prosciutto ham, roasted garlic, fresh tomatoes, basil & provolone cheese

Fresh squeezed OJ & a dash of strawberry syrup 


You could spend an entire day at The Portland Japanese Garden. The luscious and green gardens span 12 acres and features eight separate garden styles. There is a quaint cafe that serves authentic green tea so make sure to make a reservation for that.


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