Today on the blog sharing recap from our trip to Portland, Oregon. And also a Portland Travel Guide to all the places we saw that are worth seeing!
If you follow me long enough you probably know that Portland is my second home! Back in 2014 I went to high school here and then moved back and lived here for 2 years total before my big move to NYC. I haven’t visited my family here since and now 3 years later I finally was able to visit! This is also Alex’ first time visiting Portland and meeting my family so this was twice as exciting for me!
Oregon is definitely one of the most beautiful states I’ve been to. With it’s raw nature it beats the concrete jungles of New York and palm trees in LA. We were lucky enough to come during spring and see all the beauty Oregons offers. We also partnered up with Mazda for this trip to explore more of the nature and wilderness! All of the locations are quite long distance from one another so I definitely recommend renting a big and comfortable car especially if traveling with family! We had a pleasure of experiencing CX-9 Signature that comfortably seats up to 7 people! It was truly a lifesaver during trips to the ocean!
So lets jump into all the beautiful locations!
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM
If you’re traveling anytime between end of March and early May, I one hundred percent recommend visiting Tulip Festival. This was the first place we visited after flying in. Since we came in the last week of April and wanted to check out these endless fields of tulips of every kind and color while they were still blooming and in good condition. The Festival also offers wine tasting and numerous food carts, playgrounds and hey rides for kids and also a selection of tulips you can buy just for $5 for a bouquet. This is such a beautiful place to see!
Multnomah Falls is another beautiful place located just a 30 – minute drive outside of Portland. The waterfall is considered the highest in the state of Oregon. And it is definitely majestic and powerful! We went on a little hike to a bridge and overlooked the whole stream which was truly breathtaking.
THE SKAMANIA LODGE
Skamania Lodge is a resort located in Washington State right across the bridge from Oregon. It is located just 12 minutes away from Multnomah Falls. Although it is a Resort you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountains from the location and have a little lunch at the restaurant located right in the middle of the view point.
Living in the concrete jungle for so long this was a truly breath of fresh air for me and I couldn’t get enough of this wonder that is nature!
Vista House is a museum located at a beautiful view point overlooking the Columbia River. The view is beautiful, there is no more words just pictures.
It doesn’t get any better then this. The wilderness of the beach and the mighty ocean. Truly breathtaking. We got to experience the wild beach with no people where we can enjoy the sounds and power of the ocean. I really think this is a happy place. You can relax and just listen to yourself, hear your thoughts, breathe the clean ocean air and just embrace the nature.
Then we went to a more known tourist place Cape Kiwanda which was also amazing! We ate in a oceanside restaurant that overlooked the beach. And it was a great way to say bye to Oregon and get back home.