Postcard from downtown Portland

August 22, 2013 in Places,United States

For most of my stay in Portland, I never had to leave downtown: the World Domination Summit was held at the beautiful Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, I crashed with a few other girls at super-chic the Nines Hotel and I subsided on fresh finds from the Farmers Market and the diverse food cart options.

Pioneer Square in Portland, Oregon

Portland’s city center is clean and compact, making it extraordinarily walkable (and perfect for bicycles). While there is a tram that snakes through the grid, don’t be fooled by comparing the number of stops to the number of blocks: walking is often much more direct and much quicker. When I wasn’t at the conference, I was usually soaking up the sunshine and people-watching in Pioneer Square or wandering the tree-lined streets in search of a good cup of coffee. Portland in July: you just can’t get much better than that!

Pioneer Square in Portland, Oregon

Pioneer Square in Portland, Oregon

Pioneer Square in Portland, Oregon

Spellbound Flowers in Pioneer Square in Portland, Oregon

Bicycle statue in Portland, Oregon

The streets of downtown Portland, Oregon

The streets of downtown Portland, Oregon

Food trucks in Portland, Oregon

Square in Portland, Oregon

What’s your favorite photo of downtown Portland?

  • Lauren @BonVoyageLauren

    So colorful! I’ll be going this winter and I know not to expect those blue skies but I’m still excited πŸ™‚ I’d love to visit in the summertime though.

  • Amber Morley

    I’m moving there after the holidays!

  • Beth

    I haven’t been to Portland yet, but I’m already convinced it’s where I want to settle down πŸ™‚

  • dee

    Oh gosh, I’ve only just visited Seattle this year but Portland’s been on my list as well. After seeing your photos, I’m more than a little anxious to go visit there myself. πŸ™‚

  • Christina

    Great photos of Portland, looked like you had some beautiful weather! I like Pioneer Square and have sat in that park in your last picture!

  • camorose

    You never know–but yes, it was BEAUTIFUL in July!

  • camorose

    You’ll love it! Great vibe.

  • camorose

    It’s amazing! Would love to spend some more time there.

  • camorose

    yes! It’s fantastic!

  • camorose

    The weather was INCREDIBLE in July!

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