A few months back, we made the trek to Portland to spend some time in one of our favorite cities and now we’re sharing some photographs from our trip. We’ve always loved exploring Portland because it is a vastly different city compared to Phoenix. Phoenix isn’t a very walkable city, especially during the summer. Portland is extremely walkable, has a great public transportation system, the weather is beautiful and there are tons of unique shops and antique stores. We met up with some friends and decided to explore.
We found a really beautiful loft apartment online that we were able to rent for the duration of our stay. It was beautiful with exposed brick wall, lots of natural light and smack dab in the middle of where we wanted to be. Once we checked in, we made our way our to explore. I love to walk around and just stumble upon cute shops and stores, while Matt enjoys finding coffee shops to try. We had breakfast out at Commissary – they’re breakfast quiche was delicious! We browsed cute boutiques around every corner and Matt had more coffee than normal.
Once our friends checked into their hotel, we met up with them for dinner and drinks. It was so fun getting a chance to explore a new city with good friends. We took them to a few places that we love to visit, like Cargo and Woonwinkel, and also explored some antique malls, like Urbanite (my favorite). We even were able to make our way into Tasty N’Alder without waiting over 10 minutes. We got lucky! We enjoyed dinner at a friends’ home who lives in Portland, and it was wonderful to catch up with them in their new home.
Our friends had left a day before we did, so Matt and I decided we wanted to make a day trip to Cannon Beach, with stops along the way. We knew we wanted to drive to Cannon Beach, but really had no idea if we needed to go through the long process of picking up a car at the airport. Thankfully, we found out about TURO just in time. Being able to rent a car the night before from an app and have the car get dropped off right at our door step made the process so incredibly easy. We will definitely be using TURO for future car rentals. We had such a blast in Portland and can’t wait until our next visit.