For me, a trip to Portland is never complete without a stop at my all-time favorite donut. And, while I ordered my usual, we also got to try the summer flavors at Blue Star Donuts for the first time.
For our long weekend in Portland, I made it a point to stay in a hotel I’ve been wanting to check out for some time now. So, I booked us a room at the Hi-Lo Hotel, Autograph Collection, in downtown Portland.
Unfortunately, Portland doesn’t have a Silvercar branch, so I decided to rent with Alamo. And, despite the plethora of negative reviews, I really enjoyed my Mazda CX-5 rental at Alamo PDX.
No, my best flight ever wasn’t some aspirational flight in a first class suite. It was actually a last-minute, red-eye flight in the very back of a Boeing 737 traveling from Honolulu to Portland with Alaska Airlines.
The last trip I went on out of state before COVID-19 hit was a quick one for a friend’s wedding last July. So, let’s kick-off my last pre-pandemic trip report with the long weekend in Portland introduction.
Finally, the last installment of my trip report from over a century ago in April 2019, my flight home. And, as regular readers will know, I fly Alaska. This time, that flight was Alaska Air 851 SEA-HNL.