The land of Food Trucks and Craft Beers.
I’ve dusted off the last bits of sand from my Hawaiian adventures but my feet are starting to get restless again. I think it’s time for a Road Trip but where should I go? It needs to be close enough to Vancouver that I don’t spend two days in a car yet far enough away that I feel like I’ve left on vacation. Hmmmm I also wouldn’t mind if this place had a great food scene, art galleries, tax free shopping and maybe one of the most vibrant Craft Beer scenes in the Pacific Northwest. I can only be talking about PORTLAND. I’m going to Portland! Ya baby it’s time to pack my bags and take 30 Days on the road from Vancouver to Portland, the city that knows the name of every chicken it eats. 30 Days In Portland is not going to be good for my waistline, I can tell you that right now.
I actually started to think about Portland while I was at the Kona Brewers Festival. Over 50% of the beer sampled at the festival is brewed in Portland and surrounding areas so why not go straight to the source and try as many of their brews as possible. I wasn’t a big beer drinker before but my first beer festival in Boise last year and now the Kona Brewers Festival have me hooked!
Of course Portland has more to offer than just great beer, they also have a massive Food Truck scene which is calling out my name to explore and sample. And last but not least Portland is a tax free shopping state! My wardrobe could use a serious freshening up and I think Portland might just be the place to stock up on some t-shirts and shorts for the upcoming summer season.
I’m sure my time is Portland is going to be fun and jam packed but I’d love some help from you. Have you ever been to Portland before? What are some of your recommended places to visit? Where are the best burgers? Which bar/lounge has the best cocktails? Which is your favourite hotel? What’s your favourite store to shop at for deals? Help me and I’ll give you a treat to say thanks. Leave a comment in this post at the bottom with your suggestions then enter the contest below.
Every good road trip needs some help to get it started and I can’t be more thankful for two awesome supporters of 30 Days, Roam Mobility and GM Canada. Roam is hooking me up with everything I need to stay connected to my world in Canada while I’m in the USA and GM is hooking me up with a sweet ride to make the road trip possible. You can’t go on a road trip if you don’t have wheels after all. I’m not sure yet what GM vehicle I’ll be driving so I kinda feel like it’s Christmas Eve and tomorrow morning I get to open my presents. Wee!!! What GM vehicle would you like to take on a road trip?
Next stop Portland…..