We have heard that a good way to “do” Portland is simply to eat and drink your way through this hipster city of fresh food and strong hops. Our friends Suzie and Jeremy graciously let us stay with them in their Pearl district apartment and after leaving our sad empty apartment in Seattle we felt so relaxed and spoiled. Last night we had a wonderful meal and then headed out to Deschutes Brewery for dessert and beer sampling.
Today we have done a bit more planning as we haven’t actually booked any campgrounds or hotels for the rest of our time on the road — whoopsie. If you have ever been to Portland you know that the best place to spend a chilly, grey day is at Powell’s city of books. So, that is where we find ourselves at the moment, making plans and getting ready to hit the road down to Crater Lake NP.