I have a friend who is visiting Portland (and Oregon) for the first time in December. I recently moved here from Texas, and I would love to make it as lovely a trip as possible to convince her to do the same.
So, if you had 10 days in December to convince someone to fall in love with Portland and Oregon, what would you do?
Where would you go?
I am looking for nature activities, must-see thingies, must-eat restaurants, bars, clubs, stores, all of it!
So far I have the following ideas:
-A trip to Cannon Beach (even in the cold weather it will be a thrill for a Texan)
-A trip to Mt Hood (any suggestions on how to do that would be great)
-The Kennedy School
-Powell’s, of course
-Various parks (Overlook, Laurelhurst)
-Hot Springs (again, suggestions on which ones would be swell)
-Karaoke at a dive bar, most likely my fav Chopsticks 3
-A trip to The Roxy following said dive bar
-Hot Dog Jeopardy at Zach’s
This new Portlander would love any helpful input you may have. Thanks!