We took Amtrak between San Francisco and our second city to visit, Portland, Oregon.
It was A LOT of fun!
We got to see some gorgeous scenery and meet some nice people.
The couple we sat across from at breakfast live in Oregon and were able to tell us about the "Root Beer Falls" as we went by. Sure enough, they were brown and foamy. Apparently some mineral causes it to be that way but it looked exactly like root beer and made you want to sing "Big Rock Candy Mountain" or something.
Also, sleeping on a train is fantastic! I love that rocking motion and it was great to get good rest on the train.
My sweet shutterbug husband
We pulled into Union Station in Portland and were blessed with such wonderfully sunny and warm weather while we were there for a place that we half expected to be rainy.
finding our swanky hotel that we got using airline points - we like a good deal
(they even gave me slippers)
Ready to hit the town!
Crafty Wonderland was really fun, like etsy in person
What's a trip to Portland without hitting Powell's Books?
I really liked it and could have spent more time there for sure.
That night we met up with a high school friend of Adrian's and her husband for dinner at Ristorante Roma. It was good and after trying all of the dishes at the table, I would say get the fettuccine bolognese. It was the best.
Have you ever been to Portland?
What do you like to do there?
p.s. Mindy gets points for guessing correctly on Portland!