Starting our trip in Portland for 5 nights in May. Here's what we have planned so far:
Hotel: Jupiter Hotel (quiet side) for a few nights during the week and then to The Paramount Hotel for the remainder
Taking the bus to Canon Beach for a day, heading to Forest Park, Saturday Market, Your Antique district, VooDoo Donuts, Pittock Mansion, and probably one of the gardens (Japanese, chinese or rose..not sure which yet) and Powell's bookstore, food pod area.
Any other suggestions or things/neighbourhoods we should visit? We had originalyl wanted to go to Mt. Hood but decided against it as we would prefer not renting a car/driving on this trip.
We're really into architecture, history, nature, art/museum (non-modern), FOOD (of all varieties!), good low-key bars, nothing where we have to dress up or that has a pretentious vibe. And we're also into "nerd" stuff, so any cool toy stores etc.