Portland & Seattle

Trip taken: April 24th – 28th, 2019

Back again in Portland! I absolutely loved it the last time we visited. So, decided to come back to see some sights we missed the first time. First stop we made was to Pine State Biscuits on Division. Our Airbnb was the coziest little cottage. I could just chill there forever. Later, we made a quick hike to the summit of Mt. Tabor.

Coming in late April was the perfect time. The weather was amazing. And all the flowers were in their full bloom. Streets were lined with colorful petals.

We got to see Multnomah Falls. The world’s second highest waterfall. Unfortunately, the trail to get up to the top of Multnomah was closed so we opted for the Wahkeena Falls trail which was about 4 miles roundtrip. Got to the source of the falls, Wahkeena Springs, filled up our water bottles with the natural spring water, and headed back down. It was an excellent trail with many different waterfalls along the way.

We tried Burgerville after the hike and the boys went shopping at the Nike employee store, while I shopped at Muji with Jess. Watched Avengers Endgame that night. Let’s just say, no spoilers here. But it was a long day for us. Exhausted for sure, and legs were sore. Took the Amtrak to Seattle the next day. 3.5 hours of scenic landscapes. Had dinner at Din Tai Fung (had to!). And walked around Pike Place and the Waterfront Park.

Came back to Pike Place in the morning when shops were actually open. It’s like Dallas Farmers Market, but WAAAAAY more stuff. Fresh flowers, bouquets, fruits, AND seafood galore! Found the gumwall, which is just…disgusting. And saw the OG Starbucks. Got Piroshky Piroshky. Delicious!

Visited the Chihuly Garden and Glass which is spectacular in person. Pictures don’t do these amazing pieces of work justice.

Went to the observatory deck of the Space Needle AND the Rotating glass floor deck. And finished off our day at the Museum of Pop Culture. So much to do and see in Seattle. But I think next time I visit the PNW, I want to actually camp out and hike in Mt. Hood National Park and find some of those hidden hot springs. BUCKET LIST!

Here’s a video I made of our trip. Enjoy! 🙂

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