Girls Trip to Oregon

Girls Trip to Oregon

I have been best friends with my girls for over 10 years & can you believe that this is our first trip out of state?! Our schedules never, ever seem to align, but we finally made it happen. It was a quick weekend, but it was memorable nonetheless.

One of our first stops on our trip was Pine State Biscuits, which I’ve listed in an Oregon Eats post here.

After breakfast, we headed straight to Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Oregon: Where We Ate

Oregon: Where We Ate

Day 1: Fat Head’s Brewery

My brother & his girlfriend were already in Oregon since the morning, but Jeremiah & I flew out later that night. We were quite exhausted when we arrived, but we still wanted to do something to celebrate my brother’s birthday + we were really hungry! We had dinner at Fat Head’s Brewery.

The portions for our meals were huge! It’s great for sharing with a group of people.

Day 2: Screen Door, Pinolo, & Pok Pok

Before we went on our hike, we had breakfast at Screen Door. Jeremiah & I had been to this breakfast spot before, but when we visited, there wasn’t a line at all! Granted, we went on a weekday vs. this time, when we went on a Saturday. I didn’t realize how packed this place could get. We all really enjoyed the food though 🤗

After our hike, we had dinner at Pok Pok.
The wait time was an hour & 45 minutes, so we walked around a bit looking for coffee. All of the coffee shops were closed, but there was a gelato place open called Pinolo that sold lattes.

After about an hour & a half, we finally got seated at Pok Pok.  I suppose the wait time was worth it since I enjoyed the food so much. I’m never able to get Thai food because Jeremiah is allergic to peanuts & plenty of Thai food contains peanuts, so we just never really risk it. However, Pok Pok served dishes that didn’t have peanuts & we made sure to request no peanuts on some dishes.

Day 3: 10 Barrel Brewing Co. & Blue Star Donuts

After the Nike Company Store, we ate at 10 Barrel Brewing Co. The flight/sampler was okay. I think it’s better when you can choose which beers you want to sample.
The food was great though!

After Ground Kontrol, our last stop of the trip was Blue Star Donuts. Jeremiah & I had been there before on our previous trip, but it was super crowded. This time, there wasn’t a wait at all because we went in during the afternoon.

For what we did during our little trip, click here.

A Mini Trip to Oregon

Last weekend, Jeremiah & I joined my brother & his girlfriend Sarah in Oregon to celebrate his birthday weekend! The last time Jeremiah & I were in Oregon was in 2016 which you can read all about here!

Day 1

Jeremiah & I didn’t originally plan on going as we had our minds set on other things, but we have talked about making use out of our companion pass & Sarah convinced us to join them to make more use out of it. I mean, why the hell not!?
Jeremiah watched a basketball game on his phone during the flight. I played with the Nintendo Switch for a bit before I fell asleep.

Day 2

Our second day in Oregon was spent checking out food spots, which you can read in a separate post here. But we also went exploring because we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to explore at least one place here. There are so many gems in Oregon that we just had to make use out of our time here (even if it meant going out in the rain!).

The hike to Abiqua Falls is pretty steep the whole time, but nothing we couldn’t handle!

There are ropes to help you get down to the river & get back up later, especially when it’s raining or slippery like what we experienced.
Be extra cautious when walking to the waterfall because you have to walk alongside the river in order to get there.

Once we finally reached the waterfall, the view made it all worth it! It was so gorgeous to see up close & in person. The last time Jeremiah & I were in Oregon, we weren’t able to get close to many of the waterfalls we visited, but at least were were able to this time!

After the hike, we went back to our Airbnb, showered, & got ready for dinner!
Check out the view from our cute little Airbnb 💖

Day 3

We said goodbye to our cute, little Airbnb!

Marc dropped us off at the Nike Company Store where we spent about 2 hours throwing things in our cart & texting with Marc & Sarah about items they wanted 😅
I didn’t plan on buying anything, but it just happened! I just wanted a backpack, but I walked out with clothes. I bought stuff for others as well ✌🏾

After lunch at 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Jeremiah looked for a carry on since he had been wanting one. Turns out, I ended up buying one too!

After we bought luggage, we went to Ground Kontrol which is an arcade bar. The arcade had a ton of old school games & pinball machines. I wish we were able to go here the night before because we were exhausted at this point. Nevertheless, I still had fun.

& that concludes our little trip to Oregon! For where we ate, click here.

Day 6: Cannon Beach x Washington x Space Needle x Pike Place Market

Jeremiah & I woke up extremely early & packed up the last of our things. We grabbed coffee before heading to Cannon Beach. 
Once we arrived at Cannon Beach, we had a bit of trouble finding out where to park, but we eventually found a public lot. We walked down to the beach. I couldn’t leave Oregon without paying homage to my 2nd all-time favorite movie ever. The Goonies filmed some of their scenes here on Cannon Beach by Haystack Rock. I really wanted to visit Mikey’s house (The Goon Docks), but the owner recently closed off the area because too many visitors were disrupting the neighborhood. Completely understandable! This place was the next best thing(: I was cheesing, squealing like a pig, & clenching my fists out of excitement. I took a few photos & then we made our way to Astoria.

There’s a small souvenir shop 30 minutes away from Cannon Beach that sold Goonies merchandise. We thought there would be a wider selection, but they only had a few things. After Astoria, we made our way to Washington.

Once we finally arrived in Washington, we parked & checked in for our reservation at the Space Needle restaurant. Once we got seated, I felt super nauseous because I didn’t know it was a revolving restaurant & I have motion sickness so I couldn’t even look out the window ): It was an unpleasant dining experience for me.

After dinner, Jeremiah & I made our way upstairs to check out the view & take a few photos. There were just too many people up there so we didn’t stay very long. If I would ever go back to Washington again, I would definitely skip the Space Needle & do something else. I wasn’t impressed at all. It seemed so much cooler when I was a kid. (shrugs).

After the Space Needle, Jeremiah & I went to the Pike Place Market. We didn’t get the chance to walk around the whole thing because by the time we got there, a lot of the shops were closing up. It was kind of an unpleasant experience there as well because everyone was just everywhere, people kept pushing & shoving others, etc. It’s definitely a tourist spot. The market seems cute to shop for groceries, but other than that, I wasn’t that impressed by it. It honestly just reminds me of the markets back at home.

We stopped by the gum wall alley & took a few photos. Interesting alley, but super gross. lol.

After the market, we went to the first ever Starbucks store. & it was extremely underwhelming. That’s all I’m going to say about that.

First day in Washington wasn’t that great, but it’s okay. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Day 5: Lardo x Deschute’s Brewery

Jeremiah & I ate at Lardo for lunch. It was soooo good! We both got the Korean Pork Shoulder & shared the Dirty Fries.

After Powell’s City of Books, we walked to Deschute’s Brewery & had dinner. We shared the grilled cheese sandwich (not pictured) & it was really good. We also got another beer sampler, but I didn’t really drink any of it because I was drinking tea since I had a headache.