Quick trip to Portland, Oregon

Portland Oregon is just a short hop of a flight from Silicon Valley’s airport of SJC. Southwest has regular flights from SJC to PDX and Virgin America has direct flights from SFO to PDX.


There is much to see and do while in Portland and the town is so walk-able that no rental car is needed unless you want to venture further from town. Just take the TriMet MAX Red Line light rail train from the airport to your downtown hotel and you’re ready to explore.

Downtown Portland is full of great food, coffee and beer as well at tax free shopping.

Famous for the long standing food truck scene, Portland has many to offer.



Thai Basil is one of the few food trucks that may be open on Sunday.




One of the excellent coffee shops to try in PDX is Stumptown Coffee Roasters.









Of the many breweries in Portland, Deschutes Brewery has some of the best brews as well as excellent food.



Where the magic happens at Deschutes Brewery





When the sun rises on your last day in Portland, you’ll wish you had more time to explore and taste what this Pacific Northwest town has to offer.

While you’re at the PDX airport, you can pick up some Ripstop Rye Pils from Base Camp Brewery at the Made in Oregon store once you’re past security. Ripstop Rye Pils comes in an aluminum bottle reminiscent of an MSR fuel bottle. Ripstop-Rye-Pils-Basecamp-Brewing-Aluminum-Bottle-SiliconCali.com

These bottles are ruggedly designed for camping, so they should do fine in your carry on bag.