24 Hours in Portland, in Photos

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I didn’t spend a great deal of time in Portland–I flew into PDX, headed straight for the Columbia River Gorge, down to Oregon Wine Country, and flew back out of PDX–but I saw enough during my 24 hours in town to decide that I would like to see more.

I stayed at the Jupiter, a mid-century, renovated motor inn-turned-boutique hotel, and used it as a base to explore the city. Keeping on Burnside, I crossed the bridge over to downtown and found many of Portland’s most popular sites in the space of a few blocks. There was Voodoo Doughnuts, the ‘Keep Portland Weird’ sign, China Town, the neon ‘Old Town Portland, Oregon’ sign and water tower, as well as Waterfront Park.

I walked around downtown with no real destination, simply people-watching and window-shopping.

Back near the hotel, I went for a sunset dinner on the top floor patio of Noble Rot, followed by drinks at Base Camp Brewing. I had the chance to taste a flight of ten of their best beers, including the almost unbelievable yet incredibly delicious S’more Stout complete with roasted marshmallow.

Portland was quirky, artsy, delicious, outdoorsy, fun, and yes, kind of weird.

Weird in the best possible way.

Here are some photos from my visit in the city;

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Base Camp Brewing Company

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Best room in the house

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Clearly I was happy with the ciders, at Jupiter Hotel

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Voodoo Doughnut

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Deep fried avacado salad at Noble Rot (amazing!)

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Exploring China Town

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Waterfront Park

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The amazing… wait for it… S’more stout at Basecamp Brewing Company. As good as it looks.

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Sunset view from Noble Rot

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Conquoring the S’more stouts at Basecamp Brewing

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Jupiter Hotel’s own brand of condom

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Rib eye steak with potatoes and asparagus at Noble Rot

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Sunrise at PDX airport

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The beers are all mine! At Basecamp Brewing

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This trip was made possible by Travel Oregon.
All views & opinions are my own.

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5 Responses to “24 Hours in Portland, in Photos”

  1. Jen Seligmann
    June 9, 2014 at 2:16 am #

    Great photos! It looks like a super cool city. I love the idea of that deep fried avocado salad. And the city looks so pretty by the river too.
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    • Seattle Dredge
      June 9, 2014 at 7:27 am #

      The salad was sooo good, I have been on the lookout for it ever since. Agreed, those blossoming trees aren’t hurting the view either :]

  2. Drew Beier
    November 19, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

    Great blog- I just discovered it! Portland is one of my favorite cities to visit. A few recommendations for when you go back:

    -Ace Hotel in the Pearl. Stay or just visit & hang out in the lobby.
    -Clyde Common (attached to the Ace) for drinks and/or dinner.
    -Pambiche for amazing Cuban food. It’s in Kearns, just northeast of the Jupiter. I recommend the Ajiaco- you don’t want to miss this!
    -Lucky Labrador Beer Hall (northwest)
    -Cascade Barrel House (sour beers!!)
    -Deschutes Brewery
    -Alberta Arts District
    -Park Blocks
    -Hike in Forest Park

    Cheers!

  3. mvarrin
    July 28, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

    Portland just can’t be that weird if it can’t even create it’s own logo. “keep austin weird’ came first. just sayin’. Inspiring photos!

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