As I mentioned in my San Francisco Travel Diary, we spent one day in San Francisco and two days in Portland when we were on the West Coast back in October. Both cities were a lot of fun and each had its own vibe. But Portland? It’s definitely unique. The slogan “Keep Portland Weird”, which can be seen plastered on the side of buildings and bumper stickers, seems very appropriate. I can kind of see where some of the inspiration behind Portlandia came from. When I say that, I mean it in the best way possible. Portland is home to many local bars, restaurants, and shops, each one with its own personality. There were not many chains, which made sampling the local fair even more fun and interesting. Here’s where we stayed, ate, drank, visited, and shopped.