If there was ever a place that exemplified the city’s slogan,
“Keep Portland Weird,” this is it. You might even catch a
wedding between its really big fans. But the highlight, of course,
is the doughnuts, with unique options like the Voodoo Doll
that’s filled with raspberry jelly, topped with chocolate frosting
and a pretzel “stake.” The Bacon Maple bar is a big hit as is
the Grape Ape with vanilla frosting, lavender sprinkles, and a
dusting of grape powder.
Portland is one of the world’s top beer cities, sometimes called
“Beervana,” with roughly 70 breweries here and it hosts nearly
as many beer festivals.
If you want to explore history you might head to Fort Vancouver,
a national historic site. Located just across the river in
Washington State, it was a 19th-century fur trading post that
served as a headquarters for the Hudson’s Bay Company. It sits
along the water and offers fabulous views of the mountains and
the city of Vancouver. With a wide range of music venues and
just about every type of genre played live here on any given night, you’ll find plenty of shows to keep you entertained.