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.
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.
Having been away from home for five nights by now, my grandparents wanted some sort of Asian food. So, remembering seeing the place on Eater, I decided to take them to give Master Kong a try.
While in Portland, the site my grandparents and mom wanted to see most was the Portland Japanese Garden. It’s a popular attraction within the larger Washington Park, which sits above downtown Portland.
When I travel, there are certain restaurants I always need to go to. So, revisiting Tasty n Alder Portland for dinner with my mom and grandparents was a priority for me.
After hitting all our major sites in Seattle, we headed for Oregon, which is someplace my grandparents had never been to. And, for our base of operations while there, I chose the Residence Inn Portland Downtown Pearl District.