Let me tell you, Portland has the most awesome Starbucks downtown. Maybe it is a little crazy that instead of finding the hip, local coffee shops, we head for the closest mega-chain?
Anyways, Portland is pretty nifty. They most amazing book store, Powell’s. It has multiple stories of books stacked floor to ceiling. I mean seriously! HOW COOL.
We also got a chance to ride the jet boats on the Willamette River (pronounced Will-AM-et, not Willa-mettie. Oh yes, we did learn that the hard way, but we’re tourists so it’s ok). It was pretty great, but I did get just a little more wet than I thought I would (I’m talking, water dripping down my nose, here).
All in all, Portland was a super fun city to visit- I would love to go back!