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Episode 4: Bold Departures goes to Portland!

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Episode 4 show notes:

Where we stayed:
Megan loves staying local with AirBNB. This basement apartment was in the perfect location, very walkable to the Pearl District.


What we ate:
Bamboo Sushi for sake flights and shared rolls, Megan’s favorite meal!
Salt and Straw – Birthday Cakes and Blackberries, Emily’s favorite of the trip!
Pollo Bravo and the Pine Street Market (Portland’s first food hall) for refreshing cocktails and tapas
Bridgeport Brewing for beer and the Bridgeport Brick Burger
Cheryl’s on 12th where we had delicious omelets but have deep regrets about not trying the apple fritterwich
Cannon Beach Hardware and Public House for homemade chips and salsa, a salad, fish and chips, and beer before seeing Haystack Rock
Ruby Jewel (personal opinion!) was not worth the wait…definitely go to Salt and Straw!
10 Barrel Brewing Co with its rooftop patio for a 10-beer sampler, bacon jam burger, and Brussels sprouts


What we tried to eat (but didn’t because of lines):
Whiskey Library (they offer reservations to members or a “hall pass” for $25 to skip the line)
Tasty N Alder where we attempted brunch but faced the longest line of the trip
Stanich’s to try Thrillist’s best burger in America but we had too much to see to sit in a dive bar to wait

What we drank:
Sisters Coffee a cute little coffee shop with a mini library upstairs
Deschutes where we sat at the bar and picked six samplers to try
Willamette Valley wine tasting: Ruby Vineyard and Montinore Estate
Coffee Time for coffee, coffee, coffee (and muffins from Fleur De Lis Bakery)


What we saw/did:
Powell’s Books
Photoshoot with Dani of Ronny and Rene
Alberta Street street art
Saturday (and Sunday!) Market and walking by the Willamette River at Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Community Vinyasa class at Yoga Pearl
Cannon Beach
(Scroll to the bottom of the page to watch The Little Mermaid-inspired video)
Nob Hill
Washington Park, the International Rose Test Garden, and the Holocaust Memorial
Pioneer Courthouse Square, or “Portland’s Living Room” was under construction and didn’t have much going on while we were there, but looks neat otherwise
Multnomah Falls from I-84 because of the crowd
Bridge of the Gods from Cheryl Strayed’s Wild



Pop culture:
Wine movies to watch to get excited about our next trip to Oregon wine country – Bottle Shock (not a documentary) and Sideways because Emily somehow still hasn’t seen it


And we started a podcast book club! This month, we’re reading It’s Okay To Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort. Read along with us, submit your thoughts and questions before July 25, 2017 and listen in on July 28!

Watch the Video here —-> https://bolddepartures.com/img_39541-mov/

 

What do you love about Portland? What should we do on our next trip to Oregon? Email us at bolddepartures@gmail.com

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