Friday, May 24, 2013

We went to Portland!: part 1

^ bird books^

We went to Portland! The day after all of our family left, we packed up for our weekend trip to Portland.  We had such a great time.  90% of our time in Portland was spent eating and we didn't even get to half of the restaurants on our list.  The food is amazing!!!!

On to the trip...Our trip actually did not start off so well. My ticket was booked in my married name while my picture idea was in my maiden name.  Luckily we had gotten to the airport early so we were able to get that sorted out. Then, we found out while they changed my name, they also changed our seats and would not change them back. Anyway, we figured that problem out too and then we realized we both forgot our rain jackets. And of course, it rained almost the entire time we were there.

We spent our first full day in Portland driving out to Multnomah Falls and Hood River. It was gorgeous  out there! I have missed the forest and the mountains so much. We must have 100 photos from that hike alone, Brenden was a fan too. We hiked to the top of Multnomah falls and half way up we had lunch with some sandwiches we had picked up from Bunk Sandwiches.  They were so good! We were raving about them for the rest of the day.

After our hike, we checked out the kite surfers on the Hood River and then headed back to Portland.  We went to Powell's Books and saw the massive bird book aisle.  We were missing our bird identifiers just a little bit. After, we had dinner at Deschutes and we highly recommend the brewery pretzel.  All of the food was delicious, but that pretzel, it was amazing. Deschutes was also where Brenden had his first sampler of the trip. After Deschutes, we finished off the night at Ringler's Annex  so that Brenden could have a Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita. We had shared one the night before and he was jonesing for another one.

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