Portland is an amazing riverfront city, the kind we don’t seem to get on the west coast. The locals are fiercely proud and there is an emphasis on the local economy and talent. To get the full experience, don’t go looking for a TGI Fridays. Talk to some folks and be ready to try something new.
Rookie traveling mistake #1: Go to a new place and try the same stuff you can get at home. You’ll only be disappointed. If you’re disappointed, you’ll tell everyone that the city you visited was crappy. And it wasn’t. Your choices were crappy.
The Bridgeport Alehouse is a great place to get a feel for what Portland is all about. This city is home to more microbrews that anywhere else. The beer coupled with the food made from local ingredients make this place a winner.
We tried the hummus, the beet salad, and the open-faced salmon sandwich. If the leaders of the world spent a few hours here, there would be little need for a standing army. Yep, it’s that good.