Travel

Portland

Portland is one of the most unique and different cities I’ve had the opportunity to visit. There is a weekly farmers market downtown that is just as unique as the city. Breweries located within walking distance of each other, wineries, amazing dining, bars and nightlife. And lets not forget the world famous Voodoo Doughnut.

When I visited the Portland area, I actually stayed with a friend that lives outside of the city. Me being the wine lover that I am, I had to visit a local winery because I was told that the Pacific Northwest produces the best Pinot Noir.

McMenamins Edgefield is a cute winery that offers wine tours, beer tasting, dining, and beautiful gardens to explore on the property. There is also a natural hot spring soaking tub that visitors can relax in. While there, we enjoyed a some hard ciders and a charcuterie plate. My absolute favorite is the black berry hard cider with champagne, like heaven in a glass.

Enso Winery is a cute little place located just outside of downtown. I love the green ivy and vines growing along the building and hanging from the roof. We decided to do red wine flights and try all of the red wines that are popular to the brand.

The Farmers Market is such a fun place to find unique treasures and items that are native to Portland. I found an amazing street artist that hand draws these beautiful pin up type girls. I took a few of her pieces home with me. Of course I HAD to get the mermaid. I also found some goodies like handmade oatmeal soaps, spices, and coasters.

Deschutes Brewery has one of my favorite beers (back when I was able to drink beer). This is not the actual brewery but you can order the same beers and ciders that are made and served at the brewery.

Of course I had to make a late nigh stop at the world famous Voodoo Doughnut. My absolute favorite is their maple bacon bar, seriously to die for.