Portland, Oregon | Cascadia Road Trip, Part 2


Portland is just as green as its reputation suggests. Green in the scenery, green in its hipster eco-friendliness. It’s a small, small town packed to the gills with bicycles and coffee shops. Charming. This was the first city we visited (after a stop at Crater Lake) on our epic Pacific coast road trip. We arrived on Sunday night and headed out Monday morning to explore the city.

Our first stop: Pine State Biscuits. Delicious.

Just down the street, Stumptown Coffee.

Vince fits right in to Portland except that he’s really New-York-paced.

I am unfortunately not a coffee drinker, but now I know all three boys’ coffee orders: Vince- espresso, Young- iced coffee, and below, Howard and his latte.

After breakfast, we drove out east to Multnomah falls.

Sigh. Nature.

Back in downtown Portland, we visited Powell’s City of Books, the largest bookstore in the U.S. It’s a multi-story maze of books.

So many books. Love. Even though I just read everything on my iPad now.

Food carts. Sad story: Howard spent so long looking at the menu for Brunchbox that they closed up shop right as he went to order.

Portland by night.


Breakfast at Jam on Hawthorne the next morning.

“The Bizness.” An excellent way to start the day.

And then we were off to Washington!