We took a family vacation to Portland Oregon during the first week in July. This was my first time in Portland, my wife lived there once upon a time so she was out tour guide. Amazing city, we had a great time. Great shopping, beautiful parks, tasty snacks (ice cream, donuts, coffee), all sorts of good shiz. People in Portland were also very friendly. Loved it. Some of my favorite places were: Cargo, Canoe, Poler Stuff, School House Electric, Tanner Goods, Salt & Straw Ice Cream, Stumptown Coffee, Washington Park, Voodoo Doughnuts, Rose Test Garden, Japanese Garden, Elephants Delicatessen, Columbia River Gorge, Powell Books, Manor, Ace Hotel, etc. If you haven't been to Portland, I'd highly recommend it.