During my short trip to Portland, I had an opportunity to explore the Saturday Market in the heart of the city. Our hotel was in the downtown of Portland and we walked to the market during morning hours to check out the local handmade shops.
I loved strolling through the cute little shops of handmade jewelry, scented candles, and soaps. The other fascinating creative items were the paintings, lamps and pottery which were carved by the locals who sold them in the market. There was a lavender shop that caught my attention and had lavender eye pillows, bath salts and almost everything there was lavender flavor. I and my aunt ended up buying the irresistible crystal candles, clay bowls and handmade artisan soaps.
After spending some time in the market, we were hungry and headed towards the food trucks in Downtown Portland. The food trucks is one of the specialties of the city of Portland and we definitely wanted to try some of them. We ended up trying Korean, Mexican and Thai food trucks and to my surprise all of them were delicious and made us so full. We then headed towards the Vodoo Donuts which is the most famous place in Downtown Portland for donuts. We waited there for about an hour in the queue to get our Donuts and it was definitely worth the wait to get those mouthwatering chocolate, raspberry creamy donuts.
My trip to Portland was very short yet sweet. I have had such great memories that I am going to cherish forever 🙂 How was your Thanksgiving week? Do share, I would love to read.
December 4, 2015 at 12:48 am
Did someone say donuts? I’m sorry, what was the question? Oh yeah, Thanksgiving. Mine was quiet. Thanks for the photos of Portland, a city I’m thinking about moving to. 🙂
December 4, 2015 at 4:33 pm
Thank you very much for visiting. Oh I loved Portland( very scenic) other than seeing a lot of homeless people over there which I felt sad about 😦
Good luck with the move 🙂 Again thank you.
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December 4, 2015 at 9:20 am
Nice….seems fun…like the pics n the fact you came across creative local products – candles, pillows etc.Thanks giving is spent with family n believe thats why your trip to your aunt’s town maybe.
December 4, 2015 at 4:35 pm
Thank you Ankit. You are absolutely right. My aunt and uncle are my family here and I go to Seattle every now and then whenever I get a chance.
Again thank you for visiting 🙂
December 15, 2015 at 8:31 pm
Looks like a great selection of handicrafts.
December 15, 2015 at 9:17 pm
Thank you Darwin, I see your comment after such a long time… Surely missed you! Welcome back..
December 16, 2015 at 10:21 am
Thank you !