I spent the past weekend in Portland with my family, we needed a little getaway and had never ventured past Seattle so we thought why not? As we trekked the extra 3 hours I plotted our shopping routes for about 10 minutes and then fell asleep. What? I was tired, I had just spent the past 3 days in Vegas and I needed a rest! We arrived at our hotel the Oxford Suites in Jantzen Beach which is about ten minutes from downtown Portland. The location was perfect and so was the hotel, complimentary breakfast every morning as well as complimentary drinks and appetizers in the evening. And when I say breakfast I mean it… there were no mini muffins and coffee. It was eggs cooked the way you like them, hash browns, bacon, fruit, cereal you name it they had it. Needless to say, we settled in nicely and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I had a few things on my list that I wanted to do while I was there:
Tax Free Shopping – I love shopping. I hate paying tax. These facts alone made Portland an ideal getaway. In Oregon, the price you see on the tag is exactly what you pay, I really took advantage of this at outlets. Not to mention restaurants, I never knew splitting a bill could be so easy. No need to calculate the tax people… there is none!
Voodoo Doughnuts – You have not had a doughnut until you have been to Voodoo. This place is insane, and I mean that in the best way possible. With choices like the Maple Blazer Blunt and Dirty Snowballs, how could you not want to go? My favorites, the Bacon Maple Bar, a maple frosted doughnut with a strip of bacon on the top. And the No Name, a glazed doughnut with chocolate frosting, rice krispies and peanut butter… both are heaven! I also tried the toasted coconut, apple fritter, chocolate coconut and a regular glaze. I know that you are judging me right now, it’s a lot of doughnuts I get it, but you won’t understand until you experience it for yourself. I would seriously drive the 5 hours to Portland just to go back and eat another one.
All in all it was a pretty successful trip, but I am still craving doughnuts…anyone up for a road trip?