Portland was one of the cities that was extremely high on my bucket list of places to visit. Unfortunately, if you have perused our travel regrets, you would know that I was sick the entire time I was there. I did not let this stop me! I was up early and ready to head into the city. I chugged down some cough syrup, grabbed a box of tissues, and was out the door. Here were some of my favorite things to do in Portland.
There are a lot of good doughnuts out there, trust me, I’ve eaten my fair share of them. When it comes to “everyday donuts”, you have your classics like Dunkin’, Entenmann’s, and the quintessential purveyor of hot and fresh melty delights, Krispy Kreme. Occasionally though you want something more, something special. You go out looking for the doughnut that leaves you wondering whether you just ate a doughnut at all or something entirely different. You have to seek out that special shop that comes along and decides to push the envelope. I’ve found that shop. Heck in this case they’ve taken the old envelope, shredded it, burned it, and then scattered the ashes. If you haven’t tried a Voodoo Doughnut yet, you need to skiddaddle over to Portland, find the original location, and eat one of America’s Best Doughnuts RIGHT NOW!
We first heard of Salvador Molly’s on the Food Network when they were being featured for their crazy hot habanero fritters, which are affectionately dubbed the “Great Balls of Fire”. When we found ourselves in the Portland area we thought we’d give them a review and also put ourselves to the test! The best part? We got it all on video :-)
After having a great time in the Pacific Northwest we decided to take our trip to a much warmer climate. On our last trip in the area we took Highway 101 South along the Pacific Coast to Northern California. This time we decided to switch it up a bit and head towards the inland and made a stop off in Redding, CA before hitting Reno and Las Vegas in Nevada for a little rambling and gambling.
After spending weeks in the remote portions of Canada and Alaska we both welcomed a few days of city life. Don’t get me wrong, we both love nature and all, but we hadn’t been to a major city in weeks! We decided to solve this road trip dilema by visiting the Pacific Northwest. We spent a few days in Vancouver, BC before we left Canada and made our way to Portland, OR. We spent a total of 4-nights in the area and had a wonderful time exploring two new cities and experiencing the city life.