What to do in Portland
Located just 30 minutes outside of Portland, Multnomah Falls is a popular tourist spot for a reason. Its incredible beauty is easily accessible from the freeway and a great spot for both the young and old. If looking for more adventure, explore the rest of the route Lewis and Clark used to reach the Pacific Ocean: The Columbia River Gorge. There are many more falls located in the area such as Latourel Falls and beautiful hikes such as Punch Bowl Falls and Munra Point.
NW 23rd Avenue
Walk around this adorable street filled with little stores and coffee shops galore. Make a stop at Paper Source and eat a yummy, gourmet donut at Blue Star Donuts. Once you get your shopping (or window shopping if you are like me) fix, head into the nearby neighborhoods and marvel at the adorable houses while strolling in the Oregon rain.
Hearty food with a fancy twist that won’t break your bank, Mother’s Bistro is a little different than your classic hipster joint. Each dish is prepared with love and incredible ingredients that will make your mouth water. Order the veggie friendly Crunchy French Toast that is dipped in cornflakes and grilled golden brown if taking part in a Portland brunch session.
Owned by Austin and Marten, Kainos Coffee serves a variety of yummy coffee and tea while doing good. Not only is this coffee shop intimate and welcoming, it is “coffee that gives back” kind of place. 21 percent of their profits are given back to LifeChild Asia Foundation, an organization ran by some of their good friends that operate an orphanage in the Philippines. With such an instagrammable wall and a great cause, Kainos is a must do on any trip to Portland.