Sunday, September 27, 2009

Portland Trip: The List

So I found this fantastic list and decided to make it the centerpiece for our trip to Portland. I thought it was a great compilation of Portland standards (the Children's Museum, the Zoo) and less-known only-in-Portland experiences (the City Blocks Farmer's Market, Voodoo Donuts).

We had a great time tackling THE LIST. Of the 50 Things to Do with Your Kids in Portland Before They Grow Up.... only 38 activities were even possible to do (12 were out-of-season). So out of the 38, we completed 26 during our three weeks in Portland. Among our favorites....

#21 Riding MAX

#36 Eating an oreo & glazed covered donut at Voodoo Donut

#2 The Jamison Square water fountain in the Pearl District

#11 Playing on a dormant volcano above the trees at Mt. Tabor

#23 The Children's Museum


This is Carrie said...

Ever since i saw the Food Network highlight Voodoo Donuts, It's been on my list of things to do before i die.

Jen said...

Carrie...there are a lot of places in Portland I know you would love. When we move back, you will have to come visit and explore with me, ok?

Erika said...

I tried so hard to squeeze Voodoo Donuts into my list of things to do when I was there in the spring but it didn't happen...I guess next time! And I love how you tackled that list. Great idea.

Beth said...

I love Portland. Things like this are a great idea, too. Great list. It's awesome that you accomplished so much. Helps keep kids and mommy focused during trips, too.

Jen said...

Voodoo Donuts was something...and new since we left Portland for NYC in 2001. We went at an off time, so they didn't have their whole selection available (I was a bit relieved actually, since some of the donuts are X-rated). I had a couple bites of a cocoa puff glazed donut and most of a maple donut with bacon on top. Both were surprisingly good....but SO sweet. I was on a sugar high for most of the day....basically on one donut.

The funniest part of the trip were a group of tourists with midwestern accents who came in and wanted to take a picture of the multiple tatooed and pierced woman at the front counter, like she was her own tourist attraction. She was pretty nice about it, but I felt bad for her!