Portland has recently gained a trendy reputation, yet it remains a small city with a quirky mentality. Portlanders love good food, but ask a local and you won’t hear tales of fancy steaks. More likely, they’ll direct you to a nearby street corner, where the smell of grilled peppers drifts out of an Airstream trailer. Plop down at a picnic table and keep an open mind. Some of Portland’s best food is street food: cheap, accessible, and diverse. From tacos to waffles, this unique cart culture will have you eating like a Queen on a peasant’s budget.
Snuggled amongst the cedars at the end of Washington’s Long Beach peninsula sits the Moby Dick Hotel and Oyster Farm. Overlooking Willapa Bay, this century old inn blends the congenial warmth and funky personality of a first rate bed and breakfast with the amenities often found in a larger hotel.