Two Days in Portland

Wahkeena Falls Hike | Portland

Oregon, you’re beautiful. I visited last week on my cross-country book tour. Last week was my first time visiting and I need to go back approximately 5,927 times. Most of the quick 48 hours spent there was exploring, with a trip to Wahkeena falls, Multnomah falls, and hiking the Oneonta gorge/trail on a supremely foggy morning with my husband.

Wahkeena Falls Hike | Portland

Wahkeena Falls Hike | Portland

Oneonta Gorge Hike | Portland

Visiting Multnomah Falls | Sally's Baking Addiction

Visiting Multnomah Falls | Sally's Baking Addiction

Oneonta Gorge Hike | Portland

Visiting Wahkeena Falls | Portland

A trip to Voodoo was necessary!!

Two Days in Portland | Voodoo Doughnut

I was told to visit Blue Star Donuts for an even better doughnut experience, but by the time we arrived to the downtown location– no more doughnuts left!

By the way. The reason I’d like to return to Oregon over 5000 times in my life is based on this bacon maple bar doughnut.

Two Days in Portland | Voodoo Doughnut

Kevin got the Old Dirty Bastard doughnut (ha!) which is chocolate frosting, crushed Oreos, and peanut butter drizzles. He said he felt cavities forming. And it was glorious.

Two Days in Portland | Voodoo Doughnut

Two Days in Portland | Voodoo Doughnut

Downtown Portland is quirky, energetic, and oh-my-god the colors. A dream come true to any traveler!

Visiting Portland, OR | Sally's Baking Addiction

Visiting Portland, OR | Sally's Baking Addiction

Visiting Portland, OR | Sally's Baking Addiction

Visiting Portland, OR | Sally's Baking Addiction

There is something exciting and beautiful around every corner.

Visiting Portland, OR | Sally's Baking Addiction

Visiting Portland, OR | Sally's Baking Addiction

Visiting Portland, OR | Sally's Baking Addiction

Readers who stopped by my book signing told me I had to go to Salt & Straw when I was finished up for the day. Like, nearly every single reader. I don’t know if it was the sunny weather or the fact that this ice cream CHANGES LIVES (or so I’ve heard!), but the line was at least 50 people long. And I had to get back to the hotel.

Another reason I need to visit again!

Please go to Salt & Straw for me and tell me all the details.

Visiting Portland, OR | Sally's Baking Addiction

Visiting Portland, OR | Sally's Baking Addiction

Portland, I’ll be back. 😁😁

Shot with my Canon 5D Mark iii & Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens.


  1. Brittany Anger says:

    First comment! Whoo!! I am loving all of your beautiful pictures!! That bacon doughnut though… 😀

  2. OMG Kevins donut sounds AMAZE BALLS!

  3. Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says:

    Gorgeous photos! I so want to go to Portland now!

  4. Stella @ Stellicious Life says:

    Wow Sally, these photos are stunningly beautiful, and I bet the nature must have been breathtaking in person.

    I just noticed that you have a thing for colourful bikes, seems they are a recurring subject in your photos 😉 Lovely fall colours, I just looove fall: the colourful leaves, all the pumpkin and apple recipes, scarves and jackets mmm 😀

    1. My husband is suuuuuuper into bikes so I guess I’m inspired to always snap them?! I don’t know! I think the colorful ones are pretty. 🙂

  5. Gorgeous pictures! Wow. Loved them all! So glad you are enjoying your book tour, and a little downtime as well! (It’s so deserved!!!!)

  6. Mary Ann Piper says:

    Thanks for sharing your pictures I have not been there before, it was like seeing everything you saw. I hope to get there too some day.

  7. Glad you made it to Voodoo! Looks like I will have to go to Salt and Straw next time I’m down there, I’ve never been.

    Beautiful pictures of Multnomah falls. 

  8. Meghan | Fox and Briar says:

    Old dirty bastard and maple bacon are my favorites from voodoo!  But yes, you must try blue star, it is on a whole different level.  These pictures are gorgeous- I moved from Portland to Seattle a few months ago and I miss Portland so so much.  It is my soul mate city.  Also, I agree with everyone else that salt and straw is a must try.  Really there is so much good food and coffee and beer and wine… almost can’t go wrong.

    1. Yessssss Portland has the BEST FOOD EVER. No wonder it’s your soulmate. 

  9. Salt and Straw is a must have. Their olive oil and strawberry balsamic ice cream is to die for, as well as the snicker doodle ice cream. You can’t go wrong with buttery, cinnamon-y ice cream with gobs of snickerdoodle cookie dough throughout. Mmmmm

    1. Katie, so funny– everyone was recommending that olive oil flavor! I’m so intrigued. Whenever I get back, I’m trying it.

  10. Oh my gosh, you were in my city! I love that you loved Portland…apparently almost as much as I do. We head out to the Gorge all the time. The Washington side is cool, too. There’s a hidden ruin just off SR-14 that you’d totally love shooting with your camera. Dessert tip: if you’re a pie fan, make a pit stop at Lauretta Jean’s. My face is always buried in whatever I order there. They have unique crusts and delicious fillings. Ohhhh yeah. So, come back when you can! 🙂

    1. Awesome suggestions Jamie– and now I have to go back. Mainly because of delicious pie!

  11. My fave voodoo doughnut is the chocolate cocoa puff one! Mmmmm

  12. I love the shots of the bikes ….. But I think my favorite is the picture of the boxes of donuts.  Wish I could have been there to try them!!!

  13. Lynn @ Fresh April Flours says:

    That little yellow heart leaf! (!!!!!!)

  14. As always, beautiful photos, Sally! Oregon is sure a beautiful place. A few years back, my husband and I drove through Oregon on our west coast road-trip. We didn’t spend too much time there, but did visit Crater Lake and Mt. Hood. Absolutely breathtaking, magical places, especially Crater Lake! When go back to OR, definitely plan a trip there.

    Last summer, I got to visit Portland for a few days for food blogging conf. and spent some quality time eating my way through the city! Salt&Straw, Voodoo, Blue Star (the best!), food trucks (!!), you name it! They were all great. Your photos brought back those great memories and I really wanna go back! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I need to visit Crater Lake next time!

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