The Other Portland
Since we got engaged on our trip to Portland, Maine, we decided to honeymoon in the other Portland – OREGON! And why not kill a few birds with one stone: we visited friends and family while we were there, too! We did a little bit of everything, including a small road trip on the coast, so I’ll try to narrow down the pictures as much as I can.
We saw Wilder Lee at the Portland Saturday market. Mesmerizing. We also ate food and drank local beers and shopped at said market.
We met up with my uncle and aunt for a tour of the Columbia Gorge. This also included lots of waterfall sightings, a trip to the lock and dam, and a visit to the sturgeon/trout/salmon hatchery. Which is much more interesting than it sounds.
We had lunch at this little place in the middle of nowhere in the mountains. ‘Twas delish, and they had three-feet-tall ice cream cones!
Here now, the coast. We stopped about every ten minutes to take in the scenery, so I’ll just put a few out of the hundreds of coast pics here. We were lucky enough to find two ocean-view rooms along the way: one in Lincoln City and one in Cannon Beach.
Cape Foulweather. A good place to start because our coast trip was gray and rainy the whole time.
Yes, we stopped at the Tillamook Cheese factory. Cheese and ice cream. And more cheese. And some cheese curds.
Cannon Beach was to be our final destination. We were planning on two solid beach days there, but the weather was SO crazy. Super high-powered winds, driving rain, and sand blowing everywhere.
So, we just spent one windy, snotty, rainy day at Cannon Beach (Romantic!), then headed back to Portland.
Beer! Lots of local crafty beers in Portland. I don’t drink much beer . . . but when in Rome, you know . . .
Rogue Pub House!
Deschutes Pub House!
Downtown Portland is much cleaner than downtown Minneapolis. With a lot more fountains and greenery.
Went to Voodoo Doughnuts. Saw the line. Decided not to wait for an hour and a half for a doughnut. We don’t even really like doughnuts, anyway (I know, the HORROR – we can still be friends though, right?).
And also, this guy! No, we did not have a baby on our honeymoon, but we did spend lots of time with our friends and their little one. Zach may have ruined us for babies, as he is the cutest, happiest, best-natured-est boy ever.
We loved you, Portland, and we can’t wait to visit again!