My family and I went on vacation last year to Portland, Oregon.
This was not my first choice of destinations to visit, but I was out-voted by my family and that’s where we ended up going.
I thought that I was going to hate the place. However, we ended up loving the diverse culture of downtown Portland. Even though I had not wanted to go there to begin with, I was happy about the fact that the flights there were really cheap. None of us had ever been there before, but I was the only one of us who thought that I would not like it. However, now I am really glad that we ended up going to Portland because we all loved it. We stayed downtown in the city and we did not even have to rent a car. Portland has a public light rail, the Portland streetcar, and a really great bus system. The downtown area is also walkable and compact. There is a ton of great food, green spaces, and tax free shopping. There are a lot of different retail brands and there are food carts placed strategically all around the city. Everything seemed to be within walking distance of our hotel, which was right next door to a brand new legal cannabis dispensary. The owner of the dispensary was super nice and we purchased some great cannabis edibles from him. I had so much fun in Portland that I think I’m going to go back there for a girls’ trip with my sister and my mom one day soon.