When I left off yesterday’s birthday recap, we had just finished our delicious Salt & Straw ice cream. If you missed yesterday’s update, I’ll give you a chance to catch up…
All caught up now? Perfect! We got back in the car and drove to Powell’s Bookstore. As a book lover, this was a must stop place for me. Powell’s Books is the largest independent used and new bookstore in the world. Amazing right? It really was, four stories of unique books and items. We spent over an hour just walking through the store. You could get lost in there for hours!
After the bookstore, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. We enjoyed a tasty sushi dinner followed by a walk through Pioneer Square which I absolutely LOVED! They had a sign with locations across the world and how many miles away they were. The wanderlust-er in me felt like the sign captured my life in a question- where do I go next? Then we walked in front of Hotel Lucia where we saw “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” on the sidewalk. Ahhh Portland, you get me.
We finished the night off at the rooftop bar of Departure in the Nines hotel (which sadly was only inside due to the fires) and as much sleep as we could get before our next hike on Sunday. Sunday morning started off at Jam on Hawthorne– a recommendation from our bartender the night before. I have learned how valuable it is to ask locals for recommendations even compared to online searches. Our brunch was delicious and the eclectic restaurant was the perfect backdrop. I enjoyed a pesto egg scramble with red peppers and mushrooms, hash browns and toast. With full bellies, we got in the car and took the scenic route (Columbia George Highway) to Multnomah Falls.
On our scenic tour, less than a mile from Multnomah Falls, we hit Wahkeena Falls – another beautiful waterfall. Seriously how does one area have so many gorgeous falls? After taking in the sight and some pictures, we took the hiking trail to Multnomah Falls. I would highly recommend this for anyone visiting. The parking was no issue at Wahkeena Falls and a little over a half mile hike to Multnomah Falls. However, at the base of Multnomah, the parking is a disaster and we saw a line of 50+ cars waiting to park. The scenic route is always the best and we enjoyed getting to see more of Oregon’s nature.
I’ll finish up the Portland recap next week with the amazing Multnomah Falls. Multnomah Falls has been on my travel list for quite sometime now. The bridge was one I have been dying to see and seeing it in person did not disappoint.
See you tomorrow with the latest Stitch Fix review. Have a great hump day!
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