I didn't have anything specific in mind when I booked my flight to visit some dear friends in Portland, OR, other than great food, shopping, and people watching. And all three expectations were met! I loved the city and being able to spend a few days in that part of the country. I loved that lavender grows everywhere around there, and that there are so many beautiful parks and vegetation. And a city with great beer, food, and coffee is always okay with me! But, I especially loved our trip to the coast. Within a few hours we went from the city, through wine country, spent a few hours next to the ocean, and then back again. Awesome.