Right after my New York visit, I was off to Portland, Oregon. I actually lived there on and off for a total of four years and it’s where I lived last before moving to Los Angeles. My first job out of college was in Portland and some of my best friends live there so when I fly out, it always feels like I’m going home.
With all that said, I’m really excited to introduce my favorite spots in the beautiful, quirky but stunning city of roses.
1. Voodoo Doughnuts: Let’s just get this out of the way, everyone. With their “good things come in pink boxes” slogan along with their strange donut names and creepy decorations, this place has blown up. Trust this former Oregonian for a second, though. The donuts are very much average. However, I do keep going back there because of the vibe and funny donuts. I mean, who doesn’t like donuts, right?
2. Multnomah Falls: What a pretty waterfall Multnomah is. It is the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon and second tallest in the United States. It’s a very healthy hike up to the top even though most people just oooh and aaahhh, take pictures at the bottom and leave. It’s about a 45 minute drive from the central Portland area and in my opinion, only pretty during the Spring and Summer.
3. Tasty n Alder: Big thanks to my bestie who suggested we suffer the one hour wait to eat brunch here. I’m a self-proclaimed brunch expert and Tasty n Alder has landed a top 3 (holy crap!) spot in “Kana’s Top 10 Favorite Brunches” (<– this isn’t really a thing….yet). Bestie and I enjoyed a lot of different dishes: Potato Donut, Raddicchio Salad, Watermelon Burrata Salad with Basil Olive Oil Caviar, Padron Peppers and the Bim Bop Bacon & Eggs. Is that a lot for two girls? Probably. #WorthIt #SorryNotSorry
Mt. Hood is gorgeous when it’s snowing, if you can time your visit!