What to Eat, See, and Do
There is nothing better than traveling with friends and family. We love that full time RV’ing allows us to visit friends in their home towns, and have friends come to visit us! In early August, two of Liz and Dennis’s best friends from Orlando, flew out to Portland Oregon to explore the town. Loving great food and good brews, we spend the majority of our time trying incredible meals and delicious breweries. Portland Oregon has a lot to offer and we thoroughly enjoyed all we did, ate, and saw during our stay. Watch the video below to see what this city has to offer.
Eating in Portland Oregon
There is seriously so many incredible restaurants in Portland. You have to try to have a bad meal. We were overwhelmed with our choices and loved that most of the great places we tried came as recommendations from shop owens, bartenders, and even our uber driver. Don’t forget to consult a local when you’re visited a town – often times they know the best spots!
If we go back to Portland we are 100% eating here again. Holy moly was that pizza good or what! Affordable, simple, and delicious. What more could you ask for? Don’t forget to grab a cup of homemade ice cream to round of your dining experience. You won’t regret it!
Afuri Ramen and Dumplings
We actually didn’t get footage of this restaurant for our vlog because it was night time and we don’t have the right equipment to capture video at night. However, this restaurant was awesome! The ramen was delicious and offered vegetarian, pescatarian, and vegan options which was a total bonus. This is a busy place, so make a reservation if possible or arrive a little bit later in the evening to avoid a rather long wait.
Looking for incredible and healthy brunch? Look no further! Milk Glass was our first dining experience in Portland and it did not disappoint! Everything we had was seriously tasty and there were plenty of vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan options if so desired. Try a fermented brine shot – great probiotics for your gut buddies and supposedly delicious (you’ll have to ask Dennis though).
¿Por Qué No? Taqueria
This restaurant is one of the best taco restaurants in Portland. They have no frills, authentic style tacos in two locations so you can have Taco Tuesday any day of the week. Dennis opted for the cochinita pibil taco which is a spicy pork shoulder taco with cilantro, onions, and lime. If you couldn’t tell in the video the taco delivered all the goods!
donuts (because you have to eat doughnuts in portland)
I don’t know why Portland is a doughnut heaven, but it is! Most people know about Voodoo Doughnuts. They are the original, the OG, of the doughnut game. Their master size sugar filled doughnuts are supposed to be incredible. However, we like to root for the underdogs and opted for two of Portland’s other well known, but less talked about donut shops, Pips Original Mini Doughnuts, and Blue Star Donuts. Both were awesome!
salt & straw (Ice cream)!
This is probably the best ice cream ever! They are constantly creating crazy ice cream flavors that may sound weird, but I promise is so, so good. We loved their olive oil ice cream (one of their best selling flavors), but tried 6 different kinds (remember there were four of us after all). This is such a treat on a warm summer day in Portland.
breweries worth trying in portland
We by far did not go to all of the great breweries in Portland, Oregon. There are honestly too many to visit in one trip. We did however go to a few our friend Matt (who is somewhat of a beer connoisseur) suggested. Ecliptic Brewery, Hair of the Dog Brewery, and Cascade Brewery. We would have also loved to visit Deschutes Brewery and Breakside, but we’ll have to save that for our next visit!
We’d love to hear about your favorite places to eat and drink in Portland, OR! Leave them in the comments below.
We are Dennis and Liz! We’re two travel loving, real estate investing, foodies exploring North America full time in a Grand Design fifth wheel toy hauler. We share our lessons learned as full time RV’ers, travel tips and tricks, and the best places to eat and see in the US with you!
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