A Quick Tour Through the Portland Food Scene

Bijou Cafe Chorizo

No trip to Portland is complete without experiencing its diverse food and drink options. Judging by all the fabulous food options, Portland is a city where you go to eat and eat well. Food Carts Portland is famous for its food cart pods. Gatherings of food carts that range from just three or four carts to ones with 40 or 50 carts. I hit up one of the larger pods in downtown Portland on the corner of SW 9th and Alder which has 60+ carts in one city block. Be sure to go on a weekday because most carts are closed on the weekend. So why Continue Reading

7 Free Things To Do in Portland, Oregon

Portland Art Museum

Portland, Oregon - nicknamed the city of roses or stumptown depending on who you ask. Home to friendly, quirky people who are welcoming to all. Known for their love of good food, good beer and good coffee. Everything about this city is fantastic from it's progressive thinking to the hipsters to the outdoor enthusiasts. Pretty much anything goes in this town which is why thousands flock to the city in hopes of living there. It has a small town feel while having everything a bigger city offers. The perfect place to go if you just need to chill Continue Reading

A Beautiful Day at Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake

Crater Lake in one word is stunning. Imagine driving up a former volcano, barren of life, turning around the corner and seeing a massive, beautifully blue lake surrounded by steep cliffs that make up the crater. You don’t have to imagine, because it’s real and you can see it at Crater Lake National Park.   7700 years ago, Mount Mazama erupted and collapsed on itself, forming a large caldera which was later filled in with water. Crater Lake is 1,943 feet deep making it the deepest lake in the United States, and the ninth deepest Continue Reading

Visiting the Toketee Falls en Route to Crater Lake

Toketee Falls

An hour away from Crater Lake in Oregon, lies another beautiful feature hidden among the trees of the Umpqua National Forest: Toketee Falls. Our tour guide from our sand dunes tour the previous day had recommended we stopped here and with little information to go on beyond the name, we set off. Getting there was a bit of an adventure for us. Our guide had told us to look for the giant pipe and you'll find the trail. The falls are well marked on the highway and we found the correct turn off. We just couldn't find the falls. We ended up driving Continue Reading