Visiting Portland was just a dream for me for many years. However, when my sister took a job in the city for a few months I knew it was time to go and finally make that trip a reality.

Honestly, the city was even more amazing than I expected. There was so much great food and the strange culture and beauty of the city permeated every corner I explored.

Of course these can’t do it justice, but hopefully my favorite pictures from the week long trip will inspire you to plan a visit to Portland as well!

Keep browsing for some Portland inspiration with this glimpse into the delicious eats, beautiful scenery, and unique PNW vibe that the city is all about.

 

The International Rose Test Garden in Portland

International Rose Test Garden

 

The redwoods in Hoyt Arboretum

The Redwoods at Hoyt Arboretum

 

Pad Thai in Portland

Pad Thai from Baan Thai Restaurant

 

Hiking in Mount Hood National Forest

Old Salmon River Trail in Mount Hood National Forest

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hiking in Mount Hood National Forest

Old Salmon River Trail in Mount Hood National Forest

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biscuit sandwich from Pine State Biscuits

The Reggie from Pine State Biscuits

 

view of the Oregon Coast at Oceanside Beach

Oceanside Beach

 

View of the Oregon Coast

Oswald State Park

 

Pittock Mansion in Portland

Pittock Mansion

 

lunch at Breitenbush Retreat

Lunch at Breitenbush Retreat

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breitenbush hot springs

Wild Deer at the Breitenbush Hot Springs

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Oregon really has it all and this Portland inspiration album only scratches the surface of the amazing hikes, the beautiful beaches and coast, and of course a vibrant city with a delicious food scene and cool nightlife.

If you’ve been considering a trip to Portland, book it! Just one week was all it took for me to completely fall in love with the city.

 

PS looking for more travel inspo? These 10 Photos Will Inspire You to Visit Rocky Mountain National Park, or check out these 18 Travel Photos to Convince You to Visit Colombia and Peru. You might also enjoy these 19 Must-See Photos of the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu or my diary recording the 19,000 ft. climb up Misti Volcano. 

 

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