PNW Trip!

Yall. Have you been to the Pacific Northwest? It’s my own personal wonderland. Mix the PNW greenery with the Southern hospitality and that is what heaven is going to be like in my mind. Streets of gold for sure, but also mountains and tall spruce, fir & redwood trees. I’m obsessed.

So obsessed that one blog post would be too long to endure so I’m leaving it in our outline, since we covered so much ground. Portland, Seattle & Vancouver were UNREAL.

We had an interesting travel schedule. We generally stayed in hotels right outside of the city because they were cheaper and we were barely there. Here’s what that looked like:

(photos at the end)

Tuesday - August 21st (Seattle)

Wednesday - August 22nd (Seattle)

Dinner:  https://www.statesideseattle.com/

Stopped by Starbucks reserve & got a couple of drinks

Also got salt & straw, I had the beechers cheese & toffee one. Unreal.

Thursday - August 23rd (Seattle > Portland)

  • Mr. West Cafe

  • Museum of Pop Culture

  • Pike Place Market

  • GUM WALL

  • Kurt Cobain’s House!!!

  • Drive from Seattle to Portland on Thursday afternoon (3 hour drive)

  • Hotel reservation at Courtyard Portland Southeast/Clackamas

  • Dinner: Tusk - https://www.tuskpdx.com/#home

Friday - August 24th (Portland)

  • Pip’s donuts - Opens at 8am

  • Witch’s Castle Hike

    • https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g52024-d532090-r492027413-Forest_Park-Portland_Oregon.html

  • Nike

  • Employee Store

  • Kure for bowl of the gods - typical acai bowl in my opinion, still tasty!

  • Afuri Ramen - so good!!

Saturday - August 25th (Portland)

  • Woods Coffee

  • Multnomah Falls, Bridal Veil, etc. - there are multiple waterfalls along this highway and we stopped at a few!

  • Argyle Winery

  • Eb & Bean w

Sunday - August 26th

  • hopped around downtown, went to a couple stores & Powell’s books

  • Left for half way to Vancouver

  • Ate at Olive Garden hahahahah not part of the original plan, but we had to roll with it.

Monday - August 27th (Vancouver)

  • Drive from Portland to Vancouver (6 hours) [PASSPORTS]

  • Check into hotel: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

  • Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge

  • Yaletown & Gastown

Tuesday - August 28th (Vancouver) - bring food

  • Allouette Lake - kayaked!!

  • Archie’s House 2037 East 3rd Avenue

  • Granville Island - don’t really recommend other than Lee’s doughnuts

  • Stanley Park

  • Dinner at hotel at Victor Steakhouse & casino

Wednesday - August 29th (Vancouver)

  • WHALE WATCHING 8:30am

  • Lunch at Honey Salt in our hotel

  • Drive back to Seattle

Thursday - August 30th (Seattle)

  • The Wandering Goose for breakfast

  • Gasworks Park