PORTLAND TRAVEL DIARY

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Last year, I went on a road trip with my love from Los Angeles to Portland. We’ve been planning this trip for years but the timing was never right…until this past winter. This trip was one of my favorites and past road trips have taught me to leave room for surprises and not plan every hour on an itinerary.

A few days in Portland, we experienced all the amazing things everyone has said about this city. My boyfriend is Vegan and I eat mostly plant based. So this was Vegan food heaven for us both. Not to mention, there was an abundance of nature, tea, creative shops, and culture. I couldn’t help but sing “She’s making jewelry now, She’s making jewelry now” from Portlandia. If you’ve been wanting to visit Portland, I’ve curated a list of must-visit nature, tea, shopping and wellness spots.


PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDEN

Nothing more magical than roaming around a beautiful zen garden while it’s raining.


TAO OF TEA

We were looking for a vegan food truck and stumbled upon this amazing tea house and restaurant offering plant based cuisines from around the world. You may know how I have a deep reverence for tea and being divinely guided to this place just made my soul so happy.


GOLDEN HOUR ACUPUNCTURE

Beautiful light-filled space where an hour acupuncture session will feel like a few hours of deep healing.

Book a session here.

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NOURISH | SHOP | NATURE

Lisi of other amazing food, shopping, and wellness spots in Portland.

Loyly Portland - affordable day sauna with multiple locations around the city.

Virtous Pie - the most delicious vegan pizzas!

Off the Griddle Portland - all vegan breakfasts

Fatsquatch PDX - The most delicious vegan ‘chicken’

Qi Fine Teas - traditional Chinese tea shop and gorgeous teaware

Monograph Bookwerks - limited edition art and contemporary book shop

Spartan Shop - beautiful products for elevated minimal living

Frances May - take advantage of Portland’s no sales tax at this beautifully curated boutique

Mt Tabor Park - beautiful park and view of the city

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