Jen and I are on out 4th flight in 36 hours. Saturday morning we left Baltimore and headed to Portland by way of Atlanta. We had exactly 25 hours to see as much as possible before heading back with a stop in Salt Lake City.
Even with so little time and a business meeting we were able make some great memories along way.
It all started at 6AM.
Our flight left BWI at 6:20 and we headed to Atlanta.
We flew Delta and I was very impressed by the on-board, real-time, map!
We had some great views coming into Portland even though it was a little overcast.
We landed around noon, took the MAX and arrived our awesome hotel.
More about that in a future post.
We dropped our bags in the room and hit the streets. Where were we going? Well, it’s going to sound funny, but on the plane we happened to sit next to a local. We asked him what he would do in Portland if he only had 24 hours. He immediately responded with,
“Big Ass Sandwiches. I’d definitely go to Big Ass Sandwiches.”
Ok, then. That’s what we decided to do.
First things I noticed on our walk was the bikes.
I love pedestrian friendly cities!
After a few blogs we found the “famous” Big Ass Sandwiches only to discover…
They were closed for the day.
We were really excited for it too, but that’s when we spied…
Pork Chop City.
We decided to split the meat sampler.
It. Was. Good.
Across the street…
The famous Voodoo Donuts!
We were already falling in love with Portlands weirdness.
After a short wait in line we got into Voodoo
The people outside were real curious.
Back at the hotel we had our meeting and got to see the view from the outside bar.
After a quick shower and change we headed out for some dinner and drinks.
The next morning I headed out for a run along the river.
The views were gorgeous! (Click here to see my running video.)
After check out we took one last walk.
It was nice just strolling and seeing the sites.
Off to Powell’s famous Book Store.
It was big. I’m talking B.I.G.
On the way home it was more great views.
It may have been a short trip but we had a blast. I’m seeing more weekend jaunts in our future.