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USA - Portland, Oregon

sunny 30 °C

Portland is our new favourite city! It's known as Seattle’s little brother and is much smaller in size with a population of 600k. However Portland is a city in its own right and we would happily move there tomorrow!


It is full of microbreweries and outside of the downtown core there are many little cafes and breweries scattered throughout the city’s suburbs to pop into. It is also extremely bike friendly and flat, which we enjoyed as we spent our time biking around the green leafy streets and glorious days of sunshine during our stay. Portland is also known as the city of bridges or “Bridgetown” because there are so many bridges crossing into downtown, eight in a row in fact! We cycled over a few of them, giving us good views over the city and Mount Hood, whose white snow-covered peak towers over Portland from 150kms away.

Portland was holding a NBA playoff match, which we were lucky enough to score tickets to! Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Spurs – It was such an event, there were lots of freebies pre-game, including a free T-shirt for everyone, and the stadium was packed, with no empty seat to be seen! The atmosphere was charged, all the fans were cheering hard for the Portland players.

We stayed at a place booked through Airbnb, which was perfect - there are so many Airbnb options in Portland it’s a great way to stay. We also had super hosts, another young couple who have done their fare share of travelling and their house was full of artwork and other trinkets they’d collected along the way.


Posted by TheNomadWay.com 17:22 Archived in USA Tagged portland

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