Portland in a Day
Emily is considering relocating to Portland. What are some of your suggestions to get the best taste of Portland in a short visit? She asks:
My family (me, husband, two boys aged 2 and 1) are visiting Portland next week to decide if we will relocate, and where we might like to live. If you had one week in town, where would you visit? We want to see some touristy stuff, but mostly get a feeling for the different areas/neighborhoods and what it would be like to live there with kids. We will be staying in the Hawthorne area near Laurelhurst Park, but want to travel all over (even suburbs) within the confines of naps and 8pm bedtimes. :) Parks for toddlers, strong coffee, sushi and brewpubs are of special interest. I am hoping to really get a taste of the local Portland flavor.