I love Portland
I just spent most of the weekend in Portland, and I am ready to go back.... I had so much fun. I stayed at The Benson . Next time I visit Portland I am likely to stay somewhere else. The Benson was great, the room was spacious... but downtown Portland is filled with affordable boutique hotels (although not so affordable on holiday weekends). Me and my man made a quick trip for 4th of July, and basically spent 56 hours in the Pearl District. We stumbled into the Waterfront Blues Festival where we drank too much beer and found the Dave's Killer Bread (which is based in Oregon) booth where I tasted Sin Dawg........yummy! Daves Killer Bread is so good that every time visit to Las Vegas, I pack 3 loafs of bread in my suitcase for Mom. You can see Dave's story here.
I also got to experience dinner while watching a movie at Living Room Theaters . The one thing I really wanted to do was check out the Pendleton Mill Store but when I entered the building I learned Pendleton fabric is between $40-$80 a yard and left empty handed. I was able to pop into a couple vintage stores and Portland serves up the cleanest, best selling resale stores I have ever been in.... but didn't buy anything. In fact, the only clothing purchase I did make was for my daughter. Portland is a great shopping spot for the indie girl who wants something different.