Last November, we flew to Portland for the husband’s oldest childhood friend’s/godbrother’s wedding. I had never been before but husband had.
So, in preparation, we planned it all out. Fly into Portland on the Monday of Thanksgiving week, stay the night. Explore the city and go to Powell’s and Deschutes Brewery. Rent a car and drive out to the coast near Tillamook, where the wedding was to be held. Spend a night at our friend’s house. Drive 45 minutes down the coast to the venue. Wedding. Stay the night in beautiful Cape Kiwanda. Thanksgiving dinner at Pelican Brewery. Stay another night at our friend’s house. Drive back to Portland and fly home on Friday.
Let me tell you, it was BEAUTIFUL.
Here are some MUST stops for Oregon.
- Portland, Oregon
- Hotel Modera
- Powell’s Bookstore
- Heart Coffee
- Deschutes’ Brewery
- The Rose Gardens
- The waterfalls outside Portland (we didn’t get to go, but we will!)
- Tillamook Cheese Factory (CHEESE CURDS!)
- Oregon coast (about an hour outside of Portland)
- Cape Kiwanda and the Inn at Cape Kiwanda
- Pelican Brewing