After camping for a few days and being eaten alive by mosquitoes at the Umpqua River, we drove into Portland to meet up with our close family and friends. We planned this whole road trip on a very tight budget but I knew I wanted to splurge on at least one night at a fancy hotel half way though our trip to refresh and recover for camping for weeks at a time. I'm so happy with our choice to stay at Kimpton's Hotel Vintage in Portland but more on that below, here's a look at our 24 hours in Portland...
Our first stop was at StormBreaker Brewing to meet our friend Jaxon. Brutus could hardly contain his excitement to be out of the car and joining us for lunch. We totally ordered him a paleo burger for his patience in the back of the Jeep.choices.
Pistil's Nursery to check out some plant love. Thanks uncle Jaxon for helping with the heavy lifting.
This sweet note and assorted chocolates were waiting for us in our room when we arrived.
Hotel Vintage in Portland, we were shocked at how amazing the room actually was, it was like an entire apartment and we'd been used to camping in a three person tent (if you're keeping track there's four of us and a dog). Felt like we were in a penthouse!
And another kale salad with a side of potatoes (tots). Must have been my travel meal. We had a great time in Portland but left early the next morning to drive to my sister's house in La Grand, Oregon. If you still want to know more about our trip, Husband shares his view of Portland and La Grand here.